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					Department of Planning and Community Development
P.O. Box 779 / Galveston, Texas 77553-0779 1 Ph (409) 797-3660 / Fax (409) 797-366 1

  March 3,2004                                                                            RECEIVED
  Eddie Fisher, Director
  Coastal Stewardship
  Texas General Land Office
  P 0 Box 12873
  Austin, Texas 7871 1-2873

   Re:    City of Galveston Beach Access Plan (Ordinance No. 04-026)
          Request for Certification

   Dear Mr. Fisher:
   Please find enclosed, Ordinance No. 04-026, adopted by City Council on February 26,
   The adopted ordinance amends the City of Galveston's zoning regulations relating to such areas
   as access dedication, fkee parking, signage and maintenance.        In addition to the adopted
   ordinance, enclosed are various elements of the beach access plan, including, but not limited to:
   plan implementation, methodology, and definitions.
   Pursuant to the official procedures relating to state certification of local beachldune regulations, a
   certified copy of the amendments is being forwarded to the Texas General Land Office (GLO)
   for rsl/iew and publication in the Texas Registry.
   The City of Galveston appreciates the communication, support and guidance of the Texas General
   Land Office throughout the beach access plan process. Please contact me at 409179'7-3660, should
   you have any questions, or need additional information.
   Sincerelv,



                         ,
   ~ r n d . l c $ h e Director
   Depa       t of Planning and Community Development
   enclosures:    Ordinance No. 04-026 (48 pages)
                  Department of Planning and Commurlity Development Staff Report 04P-72 (7 pages)
                  Staff Report 04P-72 Attachment A: Beach Access Linear Footage
                  Staff Report 04P-72 Attachment B: Parking Calculation Methodology
                  Staff Report 04P-72 Attachment D: Beach Access Definitions
                  Staff Report 04P-72 Attachment E: Implementation Element (7 pages)
                  Final Beach Access Maps: February 26,2004 (9 pages)
xc:       Honorable Mayor Roger "Bo" Quiroga (without enclosures)
          Galveston City Council Members (without enclosures)
          Steven J. LeBlanc, City Manager (without enclosures)
          Susie Green, City Attorney (without enclosures)
          Barbara Lawrence, City Secretary (without enclosures)
          Andrea Madison, Planning Division (without enclosures)
          Lori Feild, Planning Division (without enclosures)
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                                  ORDINANCE NO. 04- 026

 AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF GALVESTON, TEXAS, AMENDING THE
 "GALVESTON      ZONING STANDARDS",      SECTION 29-90,   "DEVELOPMENT,
 PRESERVATION AND PROTECTION OF SAND DUNES", ( 0 ) "PUBLIC BEACH USE
 AND ACCESS", TO ADOPT A BEACH ACCESS PLAN, AND RELATED PROVISIONS
 SUCH AS, BUT NOT LlMITED TO ACCESS DEDICATION, FREE PARKING, SIGNAGE,
AND MAINTENANCE; AMENDING SECTION 29-90 "APPENDIX A: BEACH ACCESS
AND G -
      P         PLAN" FOR THE PURPOSE OF MODIFYING BEACH ACCESS POINTS
AND CONDITIONS; AMENDING SECTION 29-90 (0)(7) "BEACH USER FEES", TO
CLARIFY LANGUAGE REGARDING A MAXIMUM BEACH USER FEE CHARGE;
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AMENDING SECTION 29-90(0)(7)(f), IN CONJUNCTION WITH AN INCREASE I THE
MAXIMUM FEES CHARGED AT R.A. APFFEL AND STEWART BEACH PARKS FROM
$7.00 TO $8.00, AND AT DELLANERA PARK FROM $5.00 TO $8.00;    AMENDING
SECTION 29-90(0)(7): "BEACH USER FEES", TO ESTABLISH A MAXIMUM BEACH
USER FEE CHARGE OF $25.00 FOR BEACH ACCESS POINTS ON THE EAST AND WEST
ENDS OF THE ISLAND; AMENDING SECTION 29-90 "DEVELOPMENT,
PRESERVATION AND PROTECTION OF SAND DUNES", IN ITS ENTIRETY TO
CORRECT NOTATION AND ENUMERATION; SUBMITTING THE BEACH ACCESS
PLAN TO THE TEXAS GENERAL LAND OFFICE FOR FORMAL CERTIFICATION;
SUBMITTING THE CITY OF GALVESTON LOCAL BEACHDUNE REGULATIONS,
ZONING STANDARDS 29-90, "DEVELOPMENT, PRESERVATION AND PROTECTION
OF SAND DUNES" TO THE TEXAS GENERAL LAND OFFICE FOR COMPLETE
CERTIFICATION; PROVIDING FOR A PENALTY CLAUSE; PLANNING CASE 04P-72;
MAKING VARIOUS FINDINGS AND PROVISIONS RELATED TO THE SUBJECT.



       WHEREAS, the City of Galveston is required to provide public beach access, in
accordance with the Texas Administrative Title 31, Chapter 15, and the Texas Natural Resource
Code, Chapters 61 (the "Open Beaches Act") and 63 (the "Dune Protection Act"); and,

       WHEREAS, on May 12, 1994, the City Council adopted its initial Beach Access Plan
within Ordinance No. 94-26, which the General Land Office conditionally certified; and,

       WHEREAS, on December 8, 2003, City Council adopted Resolution 03-041, a draft
beach access plan, that included recommendations from the Texas General Land Office and a
combination of recommendations from both Planning Commission and Planning Division Stafe
and,

       WHEREAS, in accordance with the City Charter, the Galveston Planning Commission is
charged with providing a recommendation to City Council regarding amendments of the Zoning
Standards.

        WHEREAS, on February 24, 2004, the Planning Commission recommended approval of
proposed amendments to Section 29-90 of the Zoning Standards, with Staff recommendations and
the following changes:

       1. Beach Area adjacent to Bay Harbor, Miramar Beach, Caribbean Village, and
            Half Moon Beach (AP 33 thru AP 35) shall be pedestrian access only, in lieu
            of seasonal access as proposed in staff report dated February 24,2004:

        2. The Planning Commission shall review and discuss the City's beach plan
           within one year of adoption. (Please note, the intent of this condition is to
           allow the Planning Commission to review the effectiveness and
           implementation of the adopted beach access plan for potential amendment
           recommendations.)

        WHEREAS, in accordance with State law, the City developed its comprehensive Beach
Access Plan over a two and one-half year period, taking into account the existing conditions and
needed improvements. The City of Galveston is charged with developing a plan that will
preserve the public's right to use the beach, while recognizing the safety issues associated with
beach recreation. Based on its continuous coordination with the General Land Office, the City
believes its comprehensive Beach Access Plan accomplishes the State mandate that it provide
access for the public, while protecting the diversity of access and public safety; and,

       WHEREAS, in order to proceed with a formal request for state certification of the City's
Beach Access Plan, amendments to Section 29-90, "Development, Preservation and Protection of
Sand Dunes" of the Zoning Standards are necessary, including but not limited to, access
dedication, free parking, signage and maintenance; and,

       WHEREAS, Staff recommends further changes to the submitted Beach Access Plan for
the purpose of modifjmg beach access points and conditions, and to clarify language regarding a
maximum beach user fee charge; and,

       WHEREAS, the City is requesting an increase in the maximum fees charged at R.A.
Apffel and Stewart Beach parks from $7.00 to $8.00 and at Dellanara Park from $5.00 to $8.00;
and,

        WHEREAS, Planning Staff has revised Section 29-90, the City's the City's local
beaclddune plan, Section 29-90, "Development, Preservation and Protection of Sand Dunes" of the
"Galveston Zoning Standards", to correct the outline format and enumeration and desires to submit
the plan the Texas General Land Office for formal review and final certification, pursuant to State
law; and,

        WHEREAS, the City Council of the City of Galveston hereby formally submits a final
draft of the City of Galveston Beach Access Plan and supporting documentation to the Texas
General Land Office for formal review and final certification, pursuant to State law;

        WHEREAS, on February 26, 2004, City Council approved amendments to Section 29-90
of the Zoning Standards, with Staff recommendations, including all staff report attachments and
maps, and the following changes:

       1. Seasonal Access shall begin at 6:00 PM on Friday, in lieu of 12:Ol AM
          Saturday, as defined in staff report dated February 26, 2004;
       2. In accordance with the Planning Commission recommendation, the City of
          Galveston shall review and discuss the City's beach plan within one year of
          adoption.
    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF
GALVESTON, TEXAS:

        SECTION 1. The findings and recitations set out in the preamble to this Ordinance are
found to be true and correct and they are hereby adopted by the City Council and made a part
hereof for all purposes.

        SECTION 2. Section 29-90, "Development, Preservation and Protection of Sand Dunes"
of the ccGalvestonZoning Standards", Subsection (0) "Public Beach Use and Access", is hereby
amended to read and provide as follows:

(0) Public Beach Use and Access
    Authority: 31 TAC, 515.7, requires that the City of Galveston's regulation of the pedestrian
    and vehicular access, traffic and parking on the beach in a manner that preserves or enhances
    existing public right to use and have access to and fiom the beach.
     The City of Galveston shall presume that any beach fi-onting the Gulf of Mexico within its
    jurisdiction is a public beach unless the owner of the adjacent land obtains a declaratory
    judgment finding otherwise under the Open Beaches Act, Sec. 61 .Ol9. The Attorney General
    shall make the determination on issues relating to the location of the boundary of the public
    beach and encroachments on the public beach pursuant to the requirements of the Open
    Beaches Act.
    The City of Galveston shall regulate pedestrian and vehicular beach access, traffic and
    parking on the public beach only in a manner that preserves or enhances existing public
    access and use. The following standards will be observed when regulating access and
    parking on the public beach:
   (1) Parking requirements for all new or replatted developments, on or adjacent to the beach,
       where there is no existing public parking, will be calculated at one (1) space for each 15
       linear feet of beach front&, calculated to meet Galveston Zoning Standards for space
       requirements. Off-beach           %
       29 67, C              -            v boundaries will be identified with sienage and
       maintained on a continuous basis. Furthermore, at the election of the Planning
       Commission and in accordance with Subdivision Regulations, the Galveston Zoning
       Standards S W                                                              lC h
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       and state law, the Commission may request all parking consolidated and so dedicated;
   (2) All access ways to the beach will be constructed so as to avoid clmea& breaches in the
       dune system and maintain the dune integrity;




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   (3) Signs shall be displayed in a conspicuous location identifying access and parking for the
       public beach;
   (4) All parking and access plans must be consistent with General Land Office regulations as
       promulgated in 31 TLAIC,   615.7 2          2             "        '  C-C&state law.
       The City of Galveston therefore, adopts           8 3, Beach Access and Parking Plan,
      ,-                    as it appears in Appendix A of this Section.
   ( 5 ) Beach Traffic Orders
       All beach traffic orders, including but not limited to, parking, access, signage,
       obstnlctions, and speed limits shall be in conformance with €hpk+& Galveston City
       Code.
(6) Beach Maintenance Activities
    a.   The City of Galveston shall prohibit beach maintenance activities, which will result
         in the significant redistribution of sand, which will significantly alter the beach
         profile.
    b.   All sand moved or redistributed due to beach maintenance activities shall b e
         returned to a location within the Critical Dune Areas.
    c.   It is prohibited to display on or adjacent to any public beach any sign, marker, or
         warning, or make or allow to be made any written or oral communication which
         states that the public beach is private property or represent in any other manner that
         the public does not have the right of access to and fi-om the public beach or the right
         to use the public beach as guaranteed by the Open Beaches Act and the common law
         right of the public.
   d.    The following methods are approved beach maintenance measures:
         1. Raking of any or all beach areas at any or all times of the year with tractor
            drawn rakes with rake height adjusted so as to allow rake teeth to draw man
            made and naturally occurring debris into piles or windrows, while at the same
            time minimizing the amount of sand moved fiom the beach into the stockpiles.
            Piles or windrows may then be relocated using a tractor-mounted fi-ont-end
            loader. Stockpiles or windrows of raked debris may be placed at the seaward toe
            of the primary dune seaward of the vegetation line and within 20-feet of the
            vegetation line. All sanddebris collected with debris as a part of this
            maintenance process shall remain in the stockpile or windrow. A dune
            protection permit shall be required fi-om the Department of Planning and
            Community Development;
         2.   Maintenance of beach parking areas at Stewart Beach Park shall be allowed if
              scraped sand is placed seaward of the mean high tide line and a dune protection
              permit is obtained fiom the Department of Planning and Community
              Development. In addition, sand collected fi-om beach parking areas at Apffel
              Park may be stockpiled and used for dune enhancement projects within the
              critical dune areas if the sand is obtained from accreting beaches and with
              proper Texas Parks and Wildlife permits, notwithstanding (6)b above;
         3.   During periods of heavy seaweed influx, as identified by the Park Board of
              Trustees of the City of Galveston, maintainers, bulldozers, boxblades, loaders,
              dumptrucks and other equipment designed for moving large quantities of
              material may be employed on a short term basis to remove seaweed and other
              debris collected with the seaweed from the tide line into stockpiles or windrows
              as described above. Blade height for all equipment shall be set only low
              enough to remove the majority of the seaweed and other debris and to minimize
              the movement of sand from the beach to the windrows or stockpiles.
              All sandlseaweed collected with seaweed and other debris as a part of this
              maintenance process shall remain in the stockpile or windrow until such time as
              the sand/seaweed may be used for dune enhancement projects within critical
              dune areas with the proper Texas Parks and Wildlife permits. These activities
              will be monitored by the City of Galveston Department of Planning and
              Community Development to identify any potential adverse impacts that may
              aggravate erosion and said activities shall be modified to preclude such adverse
                impacts. A dune protection permit from the Department of Planning and
                Community Development shall be required;
           4.    On the beach, seaward of the vegetation line, and landward of the high tide
                mark, a check-mark trench, 30-inches at the deepest point may be opened up by
                 a maintainer or bull dozer and seaweed and any other debris accumulated
                within the seaweed windrow or stockpile, may be pushed into the trench and
                covered with beach sand fiom the trench cut. The trench method may only be
                used during emergency situations, where it will not remain open unsupervised
                or at any time after dusk, where no vehicular or pedestrian traffic will be
                endangered and where access to the beach will not be prohibited by this action.
                These activities will be monitored by the City of Galveston Department of
                Planning and Community Development to identify any potential adverse
                impacts that may aggravate erosion and said activities shall be modified to
                preclude such adverse impacts. A dune protection permit from the Department
                of Planning and Community Development shall be required; and,
Solid waste containers may be mounted on posts at necessary intervals to encourage beach
users to deposit waste and debris in the containers provided.


   SECTION 3. Section 29-90, "Development, Preservation and Protection of Sand Dunes"
of the "Galveston Zoning Standards", Subsection (0) "Public Beach Use and Access", (7),
"Beach User Fees" is hereby amended to read and provide as follows:


(7) Beach User Fees
    a.   The City of Galveston, or the Park Board of Trustees of the City of Galveston, may
         charge beach users a fee in exchange for providing services to beach users in
         general. (Authority: Sec. 26-54, Galveston City Code).
    b.   The City of Galveston, or the City of Galveston Park Board of Trustees, may only
         impose a beach user fee if the fee is reasonable, based on the cost of providing
         public services and facilities directly to the public beach, which may include
         administrative, accounting and planning activities necessary for the implementation
         of such public services and facilities, parking, public health and safety,
         environmental protection and other matters directly related to the public beach.
   c.    A new or amended beach user fee shall be preceded by a State approved beach user
         fee plan submitted by the City. Neither the City of Galveston nor the Park Board of
         Trustees may spend more that ten percent (10%) of beach user fee revenues on
         administrative costs.
   d.    Revenues from beach user fees may be used only for beach-related services as
         defined by 1 1 ' T / \ ' * - c ~ c ; a :               C d e state law.
   e.    Accounting and administration of all beach user fees shall be in conformance with
         those policies promulgated in 31 TAC 615.8. state law.
   f.    In order to establish and maintain beach related services and facilities for the
         preservation and enhancement of access to and fiom and safe and healthy use of
         public beaches by the public, vehicles shall be charged in the following beach areas,
         managed by the Park Board of Trustees:
     1. Stewart Beach: A recreational and amusement park located in the city on the
        East Beach:
            The boundaries of Stewart Beach shall be defined as follows:
            Eastern Boundary:       Michael Menard Grant
        Western Boundary:           Fence on the eastern boundary of the children's
                                    playground established by Galveston County on
                                    Block No. 66
        Northern Boundary:          southerly right-of-way line of Seawall s & b h v a y
                                    Boulevard
        Southern Boundary:          Line of ordinary high tide of the Gulf of Mexico
        I.     Fee: W $8.00 maximum per vehicle
                    Restricted Use Area to the east of the Park: Separatelv manned
                    entrance and separate $8.00 fee for entrance to restricted use area
                    (2,640 linear feet in width).
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        ii.    A maximum Qp&md-$35-88 $25.00 season pass available.
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2.      R.A. Apffel Park:
       The boundaries of R. A. Apffel Park shall be defined as follows:
       All that property comprising 390.629 acres, more or less, more particularly
       described in Deed to City of Galveston from the United States of America,
       dated April 9, 1975, recorded in the Deed Records of Galveston County in
       Book 2567, page 606 et seq. All that property, comprising 64.5 acres, more or
       less, described in Deed to City of Galveston from the United States of America,
       dated April 15, 1976, recorded in the Deed Records of Galveston County,
       Texas, in Book 2687 at page 11 et seq. All of that property, comprising 21 1
       acres of land, more or less, described in that certain instrument of July 30, 1976,
       by and between the City of Galveston and the United States Coast Guard,
       Eighth District.
       I.     Fee: $740 $8.00 maximum for entry, per vehicle.
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       ii.    A maximum €%pkmaI!$35 $25.00 season pass available.
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3.     Dellanera Park. 10901 FM 3005 (7 Mile Road at FM 3005) Provides space for
       approximately 84 overnight vehcles and 300 day use camp sites. The fee
       schedule for Dellanera Park is W $8.00 per each vehicle, with the charge for
       the overnight vehicle spaces based upon services provided.
       Please note, existing; beach access parking: shall remain, until modifications
       regarding the pedestrian walkway at AP 4 and improvements to AP 5 are
       completed.
4.     Seawall Beach Urban Park: A recreational beach urban park with beach-
       related services and amenities, -
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                                               The boundaries of the Seawall Beach Urban Park shall be defined as
                                               follows:

                                              Eastern Boundary:           1 Street
                                              Western Boundary:           103'~Street
                                              Northern Boundary:          Northerly right-of-way line of Seawall
                                                                          Boulevard
                                               Southern Boundary:         The Gulf of Mexico

                                              i. Fee: $8.00 maximum per-vehicle per-day, through a metered
                                                 system, permit system or a combination. (A maximum QptGxtd
                                                 $25.00 annual pass available.)
                                              ii. Parking Rates:
                                                     South side of the Urban Park (adjacent to the seawall structure)
                                                     shall not exceed $8.00 per vehicle daily.
                                                     North side of Urban Park (northerly right-of-way of Seawall
                                                     Boulevard), first % hour is at no charge, $1.00 per hour, not to
                                                     exceed $2.00 per hour in beach access zones, not to exceed $8.00
                                                     per vehicle per day.
                            5.   East and West areas of the island, as described in Appendix A: A
                                 maximum daily fee of $8.00. A minimum of $12.00 and a maximum $25.00
                                 annual pass available.
                g.         The City of Galveston and the Park Board of Trustees of the City of Galveston shall
                           work towards establishing a state-approved system for reciprocity of fees and fee
                           privileges with Galveston County.


       SECTION 4. Section 29-90, "Development, Preservation and Protection of Sand Dunes"
    of the ccGalvestonZoning Standards", Subsection (0) "Public Beach Use and Access",
    "Appendix A: Beach Access and Parking Plan" is hereby amended to read and provide as
    follows:


Appendix A: Beach Access and Parking Plan


(a) Beach Access Points (Described From East To West)

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   AP 1 :        Apffel Park
                 On-beach:  parking within Park boundaries for beach user fee
                            free parking outside of Park boundaries
                 Off-beach: d a
                 Amenities: currently provided

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   AP 2:         Stewart Beach
                On-beach:               parking within Park boundaries for beach user fee
                                        free parking available
                                        restricted use area, minimum width of 2,640 linear feet on the eastern
                                        end of the park, separately manned entrance and separate fee for entry in
                                        the amount of $8.00
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Off-beach: nla
Amenities: currently provided
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 AP 3:    Seawall Beach Urban Park
         On-beach: n/a
         Off-beach: street parking, north and south sides of Seawall Boulevard
                    minimum of 10% free parking spaces (approximately 230 spaces total
                    distributed throughout the Seawall Beach Urban Park)
         Amenities: future

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AP 4:    End of Seawall
         On-beach: n/a
         Off-beach: parking lot, minimum 150 spaces
                    pedestrian pathway from parking area to beach
         Amenities: n/a

AP 5: Dellanera RV Park
         On-beach: n/a
         Off-beach: overnight campsites only
                    wheelchair accessible dune walkover
         Amenities: currently provided

AP 6: Pocket Park #1
         On-beach:  parking via 7 %Mile Road (109" Street), minimum width of 1690 linear
                    feet
         Off-beach: parking lot
         Amenities: n/a

AP 7: Sunny Beach Subdivision
         On-beach: parking via 8-Mile Road, minimum width of 1,300 linear feet
         Off-beach: n/a
         Amenities: n/a

AP 8: Beachside Village Subdivision
         On-beach: n/a
         Off-beach: street parking, minimum of 148 spaces on Sea Butterfly Street
                    3 dedicated pedestrian access ways for public use
         Amenities: nla

AP 9: Pocket Park #2, Escapes! Condominiums
        On-beach: nla
        Off-beach: parking lot, minimum of 352 spaces
                   1 wheelchair accessible dune walkover for public use
                   1 dedicated pedestrian pathway for public use
        Amenities: currently provided

AP 10: 10-Mile RoadIHershey Beach Subdivision
        On-beach: parking via I 0-Mile Road, minimum width of 1,065 linear feet
        Off-beach: parking lot, minimum 58 spaces
        hienities: d a
 AP 11: Spanish Grant Subdivision
        On-beach: n/a
        Off-beach: street parking, minimum of 46 spaces on Spanish Grant Boulevard
                   median
                   3 dedicated pedestrian pathways for public use
        Amenities: nfa

 AP 12: Bermuda Beach Subdivision
        On-beach: parking via Pabst Road, minimum width of 150 linear feet
        Off-beach: street parking, minimum of 21 1 parking spaces, throughout subdivision
                   2 dedicated pedestrian pathways for public use
        Amenities: n/a

 AP 13: Pocket Park #3
       On-beach: n/a
       Off-beach: parking lot, minimum of 273 parking spaces
                  wheelchair accessible dune walkover for public use
       Amenities: currently provided

AP 14: 11-Mile Road
       On-beach: parking via 11-Mile Road, minimum width of 300 linear feet
       Off-beach: n/a
       Amenities: n/a

AP 15: Palm Beach SubdivisionIPirates Beach West Subdivision
       On-beach: nfa
       Off-beach: street parking throughout subdivisions
                  3 dedicated pedestrian pathways for public use (Palm Beach)
                  4 dedicated pedestrian pathways for public use (Pirates Beach West)
       Amenities: n/a

AP 16: 13-Mile Road
       On-beach: parking via 13-Mile Road, minimum width of 640 linear feet
       Off-beach: n/a
       Amenities: n/a

AP 17: 15-Mile Road
       On-beach: parking via 15-Mile Road, minimum width of 150 linear feet
       Off-beach: n/a
       Amenities: n/a

AP 1 8: 1 6-Mile Road
      On-beach: parking via 16-Mile Road, minimum width of 1,000 linear feet
      Off-beach: nla
      Amenities: n/a
 AP 19:Karankawa Beach
        On-beach: n/a
        Off-beach: street parking, minimum of 27 spaces on Habla and Glei Streets
                   2 dedicated pedestrian pathways for public use
        Amenities: n/a

 AP 20: Indian Beach
        On-beach: n/a
        Off-beach: street parking, minimum of 200 spaces on East and West Devaca
                   4 dedicated pedestrian pathways for public use
        Amenities: n/a

 AP 21: Kahala Beach Estates, Addition #1
       On-beach: n/a
       Off-beach: street parking, minimum of 59 spaces on Kahala Drive East
                  2 dedicated pedestrian pathways for public use
       Amenities: n/a

AP 22: Silverleaf Resorts
       On-beach: n/a
       Off-beach: parking lot, minimum of 43 spaces
                  1 dedicated pedestrian pathway for public use
       Amenities: n/a

AP 23: The Dunes of West Beach
       On-beach: n/a
       Off-beach: street parking, minimum of 172 spaces on Shores Drive
                  2 dedicated pedestrian pathways for public use
       Amenities: n/a

AP 24: Sandhill Shores Subdivision (Map Sheet W-3)
       On-beach: d a
       Off-beach: street parking, minimum of 208 spaces on Sandhill Drive
                  2 dedicated pedestrian pathways for public use
       Amenities: n/a

AP 25: Gateway Boulevard - Sea Isle Subdivision
       On-beach: parking via Gateway Boulevard, minimum width of 330 linear feet
       Off-beach: n/a
       Amenities: n/a

AP 26: San Jacinto Street - Sea Isle Subdivision
      On-beach: parking via San Jacinto Street, minimum width of 150 linear feet
      Off-beach: n/a
      Amenities: n/a
 AP 27: "Sea Isle" parking area
       On-beach: n/a
       Off-beach: parking lot, minimum of 88 spaces
                  1 dedicated pedestrian pathway for public use
       Amenities: n/a

AP 28: Sea Isle Subdivision and Terramar Beach Subdivision
       On-beach: n/a
       Off-beach: street parking, minimum of 610 spaces on KennedyIGulf Drive
                  dedicated pedestrian pathways for public use throughout subdivisions
       Amenities: n/a

AP 29: Isla Del Sol Subdivision
       On-beach: n/a
       Off-beach: parking lot, minimum 25 spaces (located north of FM 3005, via Isla Del
                  Sol Drive)
       Amenities: n/a

AP 30: Gulf Boulevard, Isla Del Sol Subdivision
       On-beach: parking via Gulf Boulevard, minimum width of 150 linear feet
       Off-beach: n/a
       Amenities: n/a

AP 31 :Terramar Drive, Terramar Beach Subdivision
       On-beach: parking via Terramar Drive Boulevard, minimum width of 300 linear
                 feet
      Off-beach: n/a
      Amenities: n/a

AP 32: Pocket Park #4
      On-beach: n/a
      Off-beach: parking lot
                 1 dedicated pedestrian pathway for public use
      Amenities: n/a

AP 33: 2ndStreet, Bay Harbor Subdivision
      On-beach:  parking via 2ndStreet, minimum width of 300 linear feet
                 seasonal access to the west (one-way driving west to east)
      Off-beach: n/a
      Amenities: n/a

AP 34: Miramar Subdivision
      On-beach:  seasonal access via AP 35 at Half Moon Beach (one-way driving, west
                 to east)
      Off-beach: parking lot, minimum of 60 spaces via FM 3005
                 1 dedicated pedestrian pathway for public spaces
      Amenities: n/a
    AP 35: Half Moon Beach Subdivision and Stavanger Beach Subdivision
          On-beach:  seasonal access to the east
                     unrestricted, vehicular access to the west to AP 36: Salt Cedar Avenue
          Off-beach: n/a
          Amenities: n/a

AP 36: Salt Cedar Avenue
          On-beach: unrestricted, vehicular access to the east to AP 35: Half Moon Beach
          Off-beach: n/a
          Amenities: n/a

AP 37: Playa San Luis Subdivision
         On-beach: n/a
         Off-beach: street parking, minimum of 88 spaces throughout subdivision
                    3 dedicated pedestrian pathways for public use
         Amenities: n/a

AP 38: Pointe San Luis 1 (western boundary of Playa San Luis subdivision)
         On-beach: n/a
         Off-beach: parking lot, minimum of 100 spaces*
                    25 reserve parking spaces dedicated in the event of erosion*
                    1 dedicated pedestrian pathway for public use*
         Amenities: n/a

*    Please note, beach access modzfications will not occur until substantial physical
     improvements occur.

AP 39: Pointe San Luis 2
         On-beach: n/a
         Off-beach: parking lot, minimum of 100 spaces*
                    1 wheelchair accessible dune walkover for public use*
         Amenities: future, as part of planned development

*    Please note, beach access improvements will not occur until substantial physical
     improvements occur.

AP 40: Pointe San Luis 3
         On-beach: nla
         Off-beach: parking lot, minimum of 100 spaces*
                    25 reserve parking spaces dedicated in the event of erosion*
                    1 dedicated pedestrian pathway for public use*
         Amenities: nla

* Please note, beach access rnodzjkations will not occur until substantial physical
    improvements occur.
AP 41: Pointe San Luis 4 (toll bridge area)
        On-beach:  seasonal access provided, minimum width of 1,200 linear feet*
                   unrestricted, vehicular access, minimum width of 3,230 linear feet*
        Off-beach: n/a
        Amenities: pedestrian area designated by bollard placement to the north of vehicular
                   access areas

*   Please note, beach access modzjications will not occur until substantial physical
    improvements occur.
0 (b)   Regulated beach areas:
   Except as otherwise permitted herein, it shall be unlawful for any person to dnve, operate or
   park any motor vehicle in, on or upon any part of the following described public beaches
   bordering on the Gulf of Mexico and situated within the corporate limits of the City of
   Galveston with the exception of emergency vehicles, beach cleaning and maintenance and
   safety patrolling:
        Upon East Beach, being that area extending from the western boundary of Apffel Park
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                                  to the eastern boundary of . . - + m              Stewart
        Beach Park, at all times;
        Within the boundaries of Stewart Beach Park, with the exception of those areas
        designated for parking, restricted use access, andlor as described within Section A
        of Appendix A:
        Upon the beach extending from Stewart Beach to the western end of the seawall
        structure 3%bS&&,  at all times; and,
        Upon any area of the beach, unless otherwise provided for by traffic control
        measures, such as, but not limited to bollards and signage, and as described in
        Section A of Appendix A:
       SECTION 5. Section 29-90, "Development, Preservation and Protection of Sand Dunes"
of the "Galveston Zoning Standards", is hereby amended in its entirety to correct notation and
enumeration as shown in "Exhibit A".

        SECTION 6. The City Council of the City of Galveston hereby formally submits a final
draft of the City of Galveston Beach Access Plan and supporting documentation to the Texas
General Land Office for formal review and final certification, pursuant to State law.


        SECTION 7. The City Council of the City of Galveston hereby formally submits the
City's local beachldune plan, Section 29-90, "Development, Preservation and Protection of Sand
Dunes" of the "Galveston Zoning Standards", as shown in "Exhibit A" to the Texas General Land
Office for formal review and final certification, pursuant to State law.

         SECTION 8. It is hereby declared to be the intention of the City Council that the sections,
paragraphs, sentences, clauses and phrases of this Ordinance are severable and, if any phrase,
 clause, sentence, paragraph or section of this Ordinance should be declared invalid by the final
judgment or decree of any court of competent jurisdiction, such invalidity shall not affect any of
the remaining phrases, clauses, sentences, paragraphs and sections of t h s Ordinance.

        SECTION 9. All Ordinances or parts thereof in conflict herewith are repealed to the
extent of such conflict only.

        SECTION 10. In accordance with the provisions of Sections 12 and 13 of Article II of the
City Charter this Ordinance has been publicly available in the office of the City Secretary for not
less than 72 hours prior to its adoption; that this Ordinance may be read and published by
descriptive caption only.
       SECTION 11. This Ordinance shall be and become effective fi-om and after its adoption
and publication in accordance with the provisions of the Charter of the City of Galveston.




APPROVED AS TO FORM:



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CITY ATTORNEY




                I, Barbara S. Lawrence, Secretary of the City Council of the City of Galveston, do
hereby certify that the foregoing is a true and correct copy of an Ordinance adopted by the City
Council of the City of Galveston at its regular meeting held on the 26" day of February, 2004 as
the same appears in records of this office.

                IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF I subscribe my name hereto officially under the
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corporate seal of the City of Galveston this day of     2 0 d




                                                    of the City of Galveston
                                             EXHIBIT A

 Section 29-90: Development, Preservation And Protection of Sand Dunes
 [Definitions are located in Section: 29-40d]

In General, Statement of Purpose and Intention
 Being located on an island in the Gulf of Mexico, Galveston is commonly subjected to such natural
 hazards as storm, flood and shoreline erosion. These hazards disrupt commerce and governmental
 services, impact the tax base and threaten public health, safety, and general welfare. It is to combat
 these hazards that development, preservation and protection of sand dunes is encouraged.
 However, many land uses reduce sand dunes' effectiveness in protecting against these hazards and
 are for this reason alone considered to be contrary to the public interest.
The Open Beaches Act and the Dune Protection Act require the Texas General Land Office to
promulgate rules for the protection of critical dune areas and public beach use and access. The
General Land Office is required to protect the public beach fkom erosion or reduction and adverse
affects on public access and critical dune areas by regulating beachfi-ont construction and other
activities occurring along the shoreline of the Gulf of Mexico. The purpose of these Standards is to
augment General Land Office rules and to protect the public health, safety and welfare by
minimizing losses due to flood, storm, waves and shoreline erosion. These standards are in
compliance with those minimum standards established by the General Land Office and formulated
to be consistent with all Federal mandates. This Section provides standards for managing the
public beach and human activities occurring on the property fronting the Gulf of Mexico,
consistent with the Texas Natural Resources Code, Sec. 61.001 (Open Beaches Act), et seq, a copy
of which is attached, and the Texas Natural Resources Code, Sec. 63.001, et seq, (Dune Protection
Act), a copy of whch is also attached, and the National Flood Insurance Act.
In the event of a conflict between the Open Beaches Act; Dune Protection Act; Texas
Administrative Code Title 3 1, Natural Resources and Conservation, Part I, Chapter 15, Subchapter
A, Sections 15.1- 15.10 (hereinafter 3 1 TAC 5 5 15.1 - 15.10); and the City of Galveston Zoning
Standards, State law and regulations shall prevail over this ordinance.
(a) Requirement for a Dune Protection Permit and/or a Beachfront Construction Certificate
     Authority: The City of Galveston is required to adopt dune protection and beach access plans
     within its jurisdiction, consistent with Title 3 1 Texas Administrative Code, $5 15.1 - 15.10
     (hereinafter 3 1 TAC $5 15.1 - 15.10). By way of this Section the City of Galveston adopts the
    provisions of Title 3 1 Texas Administrative Code pertaining to Coastal Area Planning. The
    City of Galveston may chose to adopt higher standards for dune protection and beach access
    than those promulgated by the State. The City of Galveston may enter into Interlocal
    cooperation contracts for the administration of this program under the Interlocal Cooperation
    Act, Tex. Rev. Civ. Stat. Art. 4413 (32c). The City of Galveston shall map or describe the
    jurisdictional boundaries of the Dune Protection Line and identify said Dune Protection Line
    by map. The requirement for a Beachfront Construction Certificate or Dune Protection Permit
    shall not extend landward from the face of the Galveston Seawall.
    (1) Beachfront Construction Certificate - No person shall engage in the construction of any
        structure or make an addition or alteration to any structure within the land adjacent to and
        landward of public beaches and lying in the area either up to the first public road
        generally parallel to the public beach or to any closer public road not parallel to the
      beach, or the area up to 1,000 feet of mean high tide, whichever distance is greater, until
      he has secured a Beachfront Construction Certificate.
 (2) Dune Protection Permit - No person shall engage in the construction of any structure or
     make an addition or alteration to any structure or sand dune in the area seaward of the
     Dune Protection Line until he has secured a Dune Protection Permit for such addition,
     alteration, or construction.
 (3) The requirement for a Dune Protection Permit andlor a Beachfiont Construction
     Certificate shall not apply to routine repairs, maintenance and upkeep of existing
     structures, which do not enlarge, expand or redesign the existing structure except as
     prohibited in this Section.
 (4) Permitting Authorities
     a.   Final determination of whether repairs, maintenance or upkeep constitutes
          enlargement, expansion or redesign pursuant to Section (a) (3) above shall be the
          responsibility of the Department of Planning and Community Development.
     b.   Beachfront Construction Certificates and Dune Protection Permits for construction
          seaward of the Dune Protection Line and Beachfiont Construction Certificates for
          construction up to 50 feet landward of the Dune Protection Line (75' landward of the
          north toe of the critical dune area) are subject to review by the Department of
          Planning and Community Development and are issued by the Planning Commission.
     c.   Beachfiont Construction Certificates for the area more than 50 feet landward of the
          Dune Protection Line (75 ' landward of the north toe of the critical dune area) are
          issued by the Department of Planning and Community Development.
     d.   Dune Protection Permits for dune enhancement and revegetation activities only are
          issued by the Department of Planning and Community Development.
( 5 ) No building permit shall be issued for any activity for which a Dune Protection Permit
      andor Beachfront Construction Certificate is required until such permit and/or certificate
      has been issued by the Galveston Planning Commission, or, when appropriate, the
      Department of Planning and Community Development.
(6) No person shall engage in any business or occupy any structure for which a dune
    protection permit andlor beachfiont construction certificate is required until he first
    secures a Certificate of Occupancy from the Building Official. Such Certificate of
    Occupancy shall be approved by the Department of Planning and Community
    Development as being in compliance with these Zoning Standards.
(7) The City of Galveston, Department of Planning and Community Development, shall
    review the Dune Protection Line every five years to determine whether the line is
     adequately located to achieve the purpose of preserving critical dune areas. In addition to
    the five-year review, the City of Galveston Department of Planning and Community
    Development shall review the adequacy of the location of the Dune Protection Line
    within 90 days after a tropical storm or hurricane affects the portion of the coast. No
    Beachfront Construction Certificates or Dune Protection Permits for new construction
    will be approved until a review of the Dune Protection Line has been completed after a
    tropical storm or hurricane. Requirements for Permits as stated in (d) of this Section will
    be followed.
 Building Requirements
 Structures required to have a Dune Protection Permit andlor a Beachfiont Construction
 Certificate shall comply with FEMA standards for construction in flood hazard areas.
 Structures built seaward of the dune protection line shall comply with the following additional
 requirement:
  (1) Piers, if required, shall be set and the structure shall be constructed with minimum
      destruction of the existing terrain and vegetation;
  (2) The structure and lot design shall provide for the gradual and dispersed drainage of
      storm water runoff, such that runoff within the lot approximates natural rates, volumes,
      and direction of flow to avoid erosion and dune damage. Drain spouts, if any, shall be
      located so as to collect rainwater and distribute same evenly under the structure if no
      slab; porches, patios and balconies shall be constructed to allow rainwater to pass
      through. All drainage from the lot shall flow away from the beach and primary dune
      area; and
 (3) All permittees building structures seaward of the dune protection line must utilize the
     mitigation sequence defined in subsection (1) of this Section and subsection 15.4(f) of
      the General Land Office regulations if dunes and dune vegetation will be adversely
      effected.
Vegetation and Topography Seaward of the Dune Protection Line
As provided in this Section unless otherwise unavoidable during construction, removal or
destruction of vegetation within the area seaward of the Dune Protection Line is prohibited.
Any area where vegetation was removed or destroyed shall be revegetated. Likewise,
alteration of the existing topography is prohibited unless otherwise unavoidable during
construction.
Any unavoidable alteration of the contour as a result of construction activities shall be restored
and revegetated, and any breach in the dune area, whether caused by man or nature shall be
restored and revegetated before the issuance of a Certificate of Occupancy. Restoration and
revegetation shall occur as follows:
(1) All areas shall be restored to their original elevation. Breaches shall be restored to the
    contour of the adjacent dunes;
(2) If the area is located in the critical dune area, then it shall be revegetated with Bitter
    Panicum (Panicum amarum) planted on two foot (2') centers with one hundred percent
    (100%) coverage of the area and a mixture of Bitter Panicum (Panicurn arnarum) and
    Marshy Cordgrass (Spartina patens) planted on one foot (1 ') centers with one hundred
    percent (100%) coverage of the area;
(3) Sand fencing shall be required;
(4) Revegetation shall not be considered complete until the area has been returned to its
    original condition prior to the time of destruction, at a ratio of 1:1, as determined by the
    Department of Planning and Community Development; and,
( 5 ) Removing or altering dune vegetation is prohibited unless the permittee has obtained a
      Dune Protection Permit.
(d) Pre-existing Uses: Destruction-existing Uses: Destruction
   Not withstanding that a structure was in existence prior to adoption of this Section such
   structure or use shall comply with the provisions hereof including all other applicable
   provisions of the Zoning Standards where swch use or structure is expanded by any degree,
   moved to a new location, or destroyed in excess of fifty percent (50%) of its market value by
   fire or other catastrophe at the time of such destruction. When a structure which has been
   damaged less than fifty percent (50%), but is seaward of the Dune Protection Line, and by
   determination by the Department of Planning and Community Development, the planned
   development will cause material damage to dunes or dune vegetation in the Critical Dune
   Area, such reconstruction of the development shall require a Beachfront Construction
   Certificate and Dune Protection Permit. The Department of Planning and Community
   Development shall use standards as identified in (k) of this Section in determining whether the
   planned development will cause material damage to dunes or dune vegetation in the critical
   dune area.
(e) Dune Walkovers
   Construction of dune walkovers shall meet the following standards:
   (I) A dune walkover shall not exceed four feet (4') in width, the deck or floor of which shall
       be constructed at a height above the highest dune of not less than the width of said
       walkover, and maintain this height over the entire dune area;
   (2) Except with respect to paired posts constructed on each side of the walkover, posts shall
       be placed at intervals no closer than six feet (6') and in swch a manner that new posts are
       not needed if walkway needs elevating;
   (3) Any vegetation or contours disturbed during construction shall be restored as provided
        herein;
   (4) Only one dune walkover shall be permitted per residential lot;
   (5) Dune walkovers must be constructed to allow rain and sand to pass through the decking;
   (6) The walkover must start at the northern boundary of the Critical Dune Area and shall end
       on the beach beyond any coppice mounds, no further than ten feet (10') seaward of the
       vegetation line. Dune walkovers may not impede or restrict access to, and use of, the
       public beach at normal high tide;
   (7) All walkovers built in public areas be constructed with two (2) handrails;
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   (8) All walkovers be constructed according to                                         the Code
       of the City of Galveston;
   (9) It shall be the duty of the property owner, pursuant to the requirements of t h s Section to
       keep and maintain said dune walkover in a good condition of repair and maintenance;
   (10) Permittees must relocate walkovers to follow any landward migration of the public beach
        or seaward migration of the dunes and maintain the walkover height to approved levels.
        The Department of Planning may inspect and require dune walkover compliance within a
        reasonable period of time. Not withstanding this, compliance should not cause renewed
        damage to existing post locations within dunes or swales from construction or
       construction equipment;
   ( I 1) All dune walkover construction, improvement or repair must be permitted through the
          Department of Planning, City of Galveston; and.
   (12)Applicants for public dune walkovers may request approval for alternative design
       standards from the Department of Planning.
(f) Beachfront Construction Certificate and Dune Protection Permit Application
    Requirements
   Authority: Title 31 TAC, § 15.3(~)(4),requires the City of Galveston to obtain the following
   items and information fi-om applicants for Beachfiont Construction Certificates and Dune
   Protection Permits.
   (I) For all proposed construction (large- and small-scale), required to obtain a Beachfiont
       Construction Certificate and/or a Dune Protection Permit, applicants shall submit the
       following items and information to the Department of Planning and Community
       Development. (No application will be accepted until all required materials are provided
       to the Department of Planning and Community Development):
       a.    A complete application according to standards set by the Department of Planning
             and Community Development for a Dune Protection Permit andlor a Beachfront
             Construction Certificate, including the name, address, phone number, and if
             applicable fax number of the applicant, and the name of the property owner, if
             different from the applicant;
       b.   An accurate map or plat of the site identifjmg:
             1.   The site by its legal description, including, where applicable, the subdivision,
                  block, and lot and the size in acres or square feet;
            2.    The location of the property lines and a notation of the legal description of
                  adjoining tracts;
            3.    The location of the structures, the footprint or perimeter of the proposed
                  construction on the tract, and whether the structures are amenities or habitable
                  structures;
            4.    Proposed or existing roadways and driveways, parking, dune walkovers and
                  proposed landscaping activities on the tract; and
            5.    The location of any seawalls or any other erosion response structures on the
                  tract and on the properties immediately adjacent to the tract;
            6.    If known, the location and extent of any man-made vegetated mounds, restored
                  dunes, fill activities, or any other pre-existing human modifications on the tract;
            7.    The approximate duration of construction; and,
            8.    A survey by a licensed surveyor; and if the Beachfi-ont Construction Certificate
                  is for an area defined in (a)(4)(b) of these Standards, a topographic survey is
                  also required.
  (2) For all proposed construction (large- and small-scale), located seaward of the Dune
      Protection Line, the applicant shall submit the following additional items and information
      to the Department of Planning and Community Development:
      a.    A comprehensive mitigation plan which includes a detailed description of the
            methods which will be used to avoid, minimize, mitigate andor compensate for any
            adverse effects on dunes or dune vegetation shall be required for all alterations and
            development activity seaward of the Dune Protection Line, including effects on the
            proposed activity on the beachjdune system which cannot be avoided should the
            proposed activity be permitted, including, but not limited to, damage to dune
            vegetation, alteration of dune size and shape, and changes to dune hydrology;
      b.    Proof of financial capability to mitigate or compensate for adverse effects on dunes
            and dune vegetation (e.g., an irrevocable letter of credit or a performance bond) or, if
            required for Special Requirements for Eroding Areas, to h d eventual relocation or
            demolition of structures (e.g., Upton-Jones coverage in the National Flood Insurance
            Program);
      c.    A copy of the FEMA elevation requirements;
      d.    A current topographic map, provided by a licensed surveyor, depicting any and all
            proposed changes to the terrain; indicate on topographic map any and all changes to
            the natural or man-made environment within the Critical Dune Area in order to
            build;
     e.     The approximate percentage of existing and finished open spaces (those areas
            completely fi-ee of structures);
     f.    The floor plan and elevation view o the structure proposed to be constructed or
           expanded and showing all plumbing plans;
     g.    A grading and layout plan identifjmg all elevations (in reference to the National
           Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration datum), existing contours of the project
           area (including the location of dunes and swales), wetlands, and proposed contours
           for the final grade;
     h.    Dated photographs of the site which clearly show the current location of the
           vegetation line and the existing dunes on the tract and the adjacent property fi-om
           directions south, north, east and west;
     i.    The most recent local erosion rate data (based on published data fkom the Bureau of
           Economic Geology, University of Texas, Austin), and the activity's potential impact
           on coastal erosion.
(3) For all proposed large-scale construction (construction required to have a Dune
    Protection Permit andlor a Beachfront Construction Certificate), applicants shall submit
    the following additional items and information:
     a.    In the case of multiple-unit dwellings, the number of units proposed;
     b.    Alternatives to the proposed location of construction on the tract or to the proposed
           methods of construction which would cause fewer or no adverse effects on dunes
           and dune vegetation or less impairment of beach access; and the proposed activity's
           impact on the natural drainage pattern on the site and the adjacent lots; and,
    c.     If the tract is located in a subdivision and the applicant is the owner or developer of
           the subdivision, a certified coy of the recorded plat of the subdivision, or, if not a
           recorded subdivision, a plat of the subdivision certified by a licensed surveyor, and a
           statement of the total area of the subdivision in acres or square feet.
(4) Upon completion of the development, and prior to the issuance of a "Certificate of
    Occupancy," for those structures requiring Planning Commission approval, the permittee
    shall provide the Department of Planning and Community Development with a final
    survey indicating finished elevations, surfaces, drainage patterns, fences, dune walkovers
    and landscape detail, or certification by a registered professional engineer that all Permit
    conditions have been met. No "Certificate of Occupancy" shall be approved until the
          Department of Planning and Community Development approves a "Certificate of
          Completion," verifying that all Permit conditions have been satisfied.
 (g) Texas General Land Office and State Attorney General's Office
     A person proposing to conduct an activity for which a Beachfiont Construction Certificate and
     Dune Protection Permit is required shall submit a complete application to the Department of
     Planning and Community Development. This Department shall forward the complete
     application, including all items and information as set forth in 3 1, TAC 5 15.3(s)(4)(D) to the
     General Land Office (GLO), the Attorney General's Office, and if necessary, to the Corps of
     Engineers.
     The application, any documents associated with the application, and information as to when
     the decision will be made must be received by the GLO and the Attorney General's Office no
     later than 20 days fiom the date the Department of Planning and Community Development
     and Planning Commission, if required, is first scheduled to act on the Beachfiont Construction
     Certificate and Dune Protection Permit. A preliminary determination as to whether the
     proposed construction complies with all aspects of the local government's dune protection and
     beach access plan will be provided by the Department of Planning and Community
     Development.
(h) Termination of Permit and/or Certificate of Permit and/or Certificate
     ( I ) The Planning Commission or the Department of Planning and Community Development
           may void a Beachfi-ont Construction Certificate andlor Dune Protection Permit, for their
           respective responsibilities as outlined in Section (a)(4), i t
         a.   The permit is inconsistent with this Section at the time the permit was issued;
         b.   A material change occurs after the permit or certificate is issued or a permittee fails
              to disclose any material fact in the application; or,
         c.   If the construction comes to lie w i t h the boundaries of the public beach.
    (2) "Material Change" includes human or natural conditions which have adversely affected
        dunes, dune vegetation, or beach access and use that either did not exist at the time of the
        original application, or were not considered by the Planning Commission in making the
        permitting decision because the permittee did not provide information regarding the site
        condition in the original application.
    (3) Unless conditions under Section (h) of these Standards apply, work approved under this
        Permit shall be completed within one (1) year from the date of the Permit. If work is not
        completed in this time period, it will be necessary for the applicant to reapply for a
        Beachfiont Construction Certificate andlor Dune Protection Permit, unless an alternate
        time limit is stipulated in the Section.
(i) Beachfront Construction Certificate and Dune Protection Permit Standards
    &Dune       Protection Permit Authority: 31 TAC, 515.4, requires the City of Galveston to
    comply with the following standards in issuing, denying or conditioning a Dune Protection
    Permit for those areas within the Critical Dune Area.
    Before issuing a Dune Protection Permit the Department of Planning and Community
    Development and the Planning Commission, for their respective responsibilities as outlined in
    $(a)(4), must find that:
        %The proposed activity is not a prohibited activity as defined in these Standards;
 (2) &The proposed activity will not materially weaken dunes or materially damage dune
        vegetation seaward of the Dune Protection Line based on substantive findings as defined
        in "Technical Standards" of this Section;
 (3) -There are no practicable alternatives to the proposed activity that is located seaward of
     c.
     the Dune Protection Line and adverse effects cannot be avoided as provided in the
     mitigation sequence as outlined in this section;
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     d. The applicant's mitigation plan, for an activity seaward of the Dune Protection Line, if
        required, will adequately minimize, mitigate, and/or compensate for any unavoidable
        adverse effects;
 (5j    the proposed activity complies with any applicable requirements o f Requirements for
       Beachfi-ont Construction Certificate and Dune Protection Permits and Management of the
       Public Beach of this Section; and,
@) LThe structure is located as far landward as practicable.
(1)BEACHFRONT CONSTRUCTION CERTIFICATE, Authority: 3 1 TAC 5 15/5. requires
the City of Galveston to comply with the following standards in issuing, denying or
conditioning a Beachfi-ont Construction Certificate.
The request for a Beachfi-ont Construction Certificate will be considered inconsistent with this
Section and therefore, will not be approved, if the request:
       &Reduces the size of the public beach or encroaches on the public beach in any manner,
       except for man-made vegetated mounds and dune walkovers constructed in compliance
       with the requirements of t h s ordinance;
(2j b.Functionally supports, depends on or is otherwise related to proposed or existing
       structures that encroach on the public beach, regardless of whether the encroachng
       structure is on land that was previously landward of the public beach, unless otherwise
       permitted by law, including, but not limited to, the authority granted under 3 1 TAC
       5 15.5; (Ord 00-022)
(3)     closes any existing public beach access or parking area, unless equivalent or better
       dedicated public access or parlung is established;
(4j -
    d. Cumulatively or indirectly impairs or adversely affects public use of or access to and
       from a public beach, including failure to comply with any requirements in Management
       of the Public Beach unless equivalent or better access or parking is established; or,
(5) %Fails to comply with any requirements of Requirements for Beachfiont Construction
       Certificates and Dune Protection Permits.
Prohibitions
mprohibited Activities seaward of the dune protection line: The Planning Commission and
the Department of Planning and Community Development shall not issue a Beachfi-ont
Construction Certificate or a Dune Protection Permit authorizing the following acts seaward
of the Dune Protection Line:
0 -Activities that are likely to result in the temporary or permanent removal of sand from
  a.
       the portion of the beach/dune system located on or adjacent to the construction site,
       including:
      rt:   LRelocating sand; and,
       t
      I LTemporarily or permanently moving sand off the site, except for purposes of
         permitted mitigation, compensation, or an approved dune restoration or beach
         nourishment project and then only from areas where the historical accretion rate is
         greater than one foot per year, and the project does not cause any adverse effects on
         the sediment budget;
 (2) LDepositing sand, soil, sediment, or dredged spoil which contains any of the toxic
     materials listed in Volume 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 302.4, in
     concentrations which are harmful to people, flora, and fauna as determined by applicable,
     relevant, and appropriate requirements for toxicity standards established by the local,
     state, or federal governments;
     c. Depositing sand, soil, sediment, or dredged spoil seaward of the Dune Protection Line,
     which is of an unacceptable mineralogy or grain size when compared to the sediments
     found on the site (this prohibition does not apply to materials related to the installation or
     maintenance of public beach access roads running generally perpendicular to the public
     beach or for approved beach nourishment projects as described in (n)(3) of these Zoning
     Standards);
     -Creating dredged spoil disposal sites, such as levees and weirs, without the appropriate
     d.
     local, state, and federal permits;
     -Constructing or operating industrial facilities not in full compliance with all relevant
     e.
     laws and permitting requirements prior to the effective date of this ordinance;
     -Operating recreational vehicles; dune buggy, marsh buggy, mini-bike, trail bike, jeep,
     f.
     or any other mechanized vehicle that is being used for recreational purposes, but does not
     include any vehicle not being used for recreational purposes (Chapter 63. §63.002(4),
     Texas Natural Resource Code);
     &Mining dunes;
     -Constructing concrete
     h.                          slabs or other impervious surfaces landward of the line of
     vegetation.
     1. Paving or altering the ground below the lowest habitable floor is prohibited in the area
     behueen the line of vegetation and 25-feet landward of the north toe of the dune;
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     2. Paving used under the habitable structure and for a dnveway connecting the habitable
    structure and the street is limited to the use of unreinforced fibercrete in 4 foot x 4 foot
    sections, which shall be a maximum of four inches thick with sections separated by
    expansion joists, or pervious materials approved by the Department of Planning and
    Community Development, in that area 25-feet landward of the north toe of the dune to
    200-feet landward of the line of vegetation. The City shall assess a "Fibercrete
    Maintenance Fee" of $200.00 to be used to pay for the clean-up of fibercrete from the
    public beaches should the need arise;
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    3. Reinforced concrete may be used in that area landward of 200-feet from the line of
    vegetation; (Ord 97-80)
(9) LDepositing trash, waste, or debris including inert materials such as concrete, stone, and
    bricks that are not art of the permitted on-site construction;
          WLConstructing cisterns, septic tanks, and septic fields seaward of any structure serviced
            by the cisterns, septic tanks, and septic fields, with the exception of subdivisions platted
            before the enactment of this Section; or,
          (44j LDetonating bombs or explosives.
          &The      City of Galveston Planning Commission and the Department of Planning and
          Community Development shall not issue a Beachfront Construction Certificate and Dune
          Protection Permit that does not comply with FEMA minimum requirements or with this
          Section.
         (3)Prohibited Erosion Response Structures: Erosion response structures as set forth in 31
         TAC 5 15.6 are as follows:
         ( j a.Construction of retaining walls is prohibited within 200-feet landward of the natural
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                  line of vegetation;
                  LRepairing, or maintaining existing erosion response structures is prohibited within 200-
                  feet landward of the vegetation line or within the Critical Dune Area, except in the
                  following circumstances:
                  rt:     L W h e r e the failure to repair the structure will cause unreasonable flood hazard to
                          a public building, public road, public water supply, public sewer system, or other
                          public facility immediately landward of the structure; and,
                          &Where the failure to repair the structure will cause unreasonable flood hazard to
                          habitable structures because adjacent erosion response structures will channel
                          floodwaters to the habitable structure;
         (3j LA determination as to whether (2)(a) and (2)(b) above will occur, will be made by the
                 Planning Commission.
         &Activities prohibited within the area seaward of the Dune Protection Line without a
         Beachfi-ont Construction Certificate and Dune Protection Permit:
                  removal, relocation, or movement of sand or dunes except for the clearing of sand off
                 of dune walkover steps;
         @+ LConstruction of dunes;
         (3)      removal of vegetation (killing, destroying or removing in any manner any vegetation
                 growing on a sand dune seaward of the Dune Protection Line or within a critical dune
                 area); or,
         0      &Placement of fill within the critical dune area.
     &Prohibited     activities under a Dune Protection Permit or a Beachfi-ont Construction
     Certificate where it is shown that a loss of sand, silt, shell, sediment, vegetation or any other
     geologic or biological component of the Critical Dune Area will result are as follows:
                %Parking of any motor vehicle except in an area approved by the Planning Commission
                for parking of a motor vehicle;
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         b. Exposed storage of goods, equipment, building materials, junk, household items,
                boats, furniture, wares or merchandise of any kind;
     # any type of construction work, other than that on the main structure or on a main
                building;
     t4) -Construction of substructures under the main building;
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    (5j e.~se/or placement of playground equipment, volley ball nets, showers, barbecues,
        stables, utilities, or other apparatus;
    (6) LGrazing of any animal which is prohibited by the City of Galveston in accordance with
        429-90, Galveston Zoning Standards;
          &Horse riding except as permitted in $8-8, Galveston City Code;
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    @ h. Operation of any motor vehicle except for necessary maintenance and clean up and for
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       transportation to and fiom permitted habitable structures;
    @ LMowing;
    0LPaving of any type; or,
          k. Creation of roads, trails, or paths and the use of trails or paths, except those access
          G d s approved by the City of Galveston as part of its access plan.
(k) Technical Standards
   Authority: Title 3 1 TAC. Natural Resources &d Conservation, Part I, Chapter 15, Subchapter
   A, Section 15.4, requires the City of Galveston to comply with the following technical
   standards when issuing, denying or conditioning a Beachfiont Construction Certificate andlor
   Dune Protection Permit seaward of the Dune Protection Line.
   U T h e following standards will be used to determine material weakening and material
   damage of dune vegetation withm a critical dune area or seaward of the Dune Protection Line.
   (Failure to meet any one of these standards will result in a finding of material weakening or
   material damage and the Planning Commission shall not approve the application for the
   construction as proposed):
         %The activity shall not result in the potential for increased flood damage to the proposed
         construction site or adjacent property;
   (2j L T h e activity shall not result in runoff or drainage patterns that aggravate erosion on or
         off the site;
   (3j    the activity shall not result in significant changes to dune hydrology;
         &The activity shall not result in adverse affects on dune complexes or dune vegetation;
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   ( f The activity shall not significantly increase the potential for washovers or blowouts to
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         occur; or
   (6) L T h e Commission shall not issue a Beachfiont Construction Certificate and Dune
         Protection Permit authorizing construction unless the construction and property design is
         designed so as to minimize impacts on natural hydrology. Such projects shall not cause
         erosion to adjacent properties, critical dune areas, or the public beach.
   (2)Other considerations when determining whether to grant a Beachfront Construction
   Certificate and Dune Protection Permit seaward of the Dune Protection Line are as follows:
   (4) a.Cumulative and indirect effects of the proposed construction on all dunes and dune
         vegetation within the Critical Dune Area or seaward of the Dune Protection Line;
   (2) b.Cumulative and indirect effects of other activities on dunes and dune vegetation
         located on the proposed construction site;
              (3j &The pre-construction type, height, width, slope, volume, and continuity of the dunes,
                     the pre-construction condition of the dunes, the type of dune vegetation, and percent of
                     vegetation cover on the site;
              (4j &Whether the proposed construction may alter dunes and dune vegetation in a manner
                  that may aggravate erosion;
             f?&The
              i +                 local historical erosion rate;
             (6j LThe impacts on the natural drainage patterns of the site and adjacent property;
             ( ) &Any significant environmental features of the potentially affected dunes and dune
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                 vegetation such as their value and hnction as flora or fauna habitat or any other benefits
                 the dunes and dune vegetation provide to other natural resources;
             @ L W i n d and storm patterns including a history of washover patterns;
             (9) LLocation of the site on the flood insurance rate map;
             W L S u c c e s s rates of dune stabilization projects in the area;
             W L A l l comments submitted to the local government by the General Land Office and the
                Attorney General;
             01,The Beachfront Construction Certificate and Dune Protection Permit Application;
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             w ~ T h proposed activity's consistency with TAC Title 3 1, the City of Galveston's Dune
               Protection and Beach Access Plan, including the Dune Protection and Beachfiont
               Construction Standards contained in both;
            o & A n y other law relevant to dune protection and beach use and access which affects the
                activity under review;
            f&5j    any other relevant information the City of Galveston may consider useful to determine
                   consistency with its dune protection and beach access plans including resource
                   information made available to them by Federal and State natural resource entities. The
                   City of Galveston Planning Commission shall not issue a Beachfi-ont Construction
                   Certificate or a Dune Protection Permit that is inconsistent with its Plan, Title 31 of the
                   Texas Administration Code, and any other State, Federal and local laws related to the
                   requirements of the Dune Protection Act and Open Beaches Act.
 (1) The Mitigation Sequence shall be used by local governments in determining whether to issue
     a permit for an activity seaward of the Dune Protection Line, after the determination that no
     material weakening of dunes or material damage to dunes will occur within critical dune areas
     or seaward of the Dune Protection Line. The mitigation sequence is as follows:
            ( I ) Avoiding the impact altogether by not taking a certain action or parts of an action;
            (2) Minimizing impacts by limiting the degree or magnitude of the action and its
                implementation;
            (3) Rectifirlng the impact by repairing, rehabilitating, or restoring the affected environment;
                   and,
            (4) Compensating for the impact by replacing resources lost or damaged.
           The above sequence shall be followed as set forth in guidelines promulgated in 3 1 TAC, 5
           15.4. Dune Protection Standards. The permittee shall be deemed to have failed to achieve
           compensation if a 1:l ratio has not been achieved within three years after beginning
           compensation efforts. If, for any reason, an applicant cannot demonstrate the ability to
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     mitigate adverse effects on dunes and dune vegetation, the Planning Commission is not
     authorized to issue the Permit. The Department of Planning and Community Development
     shall provide applicants with the mitigation sequence and standards to be followed.
 (m) Special Standards for Eroding Areas
     Authority: 3 1 TAC, 8 15.6, requires the City of Galveston to comply with the following
     standards for eroding areas, when issuing, denying or conditioning a Beachfront Construction
     Certificate and Dune Protection Permit.
     Eroding areas on Galveston Island are defined as: A portion of the shoreline which is
     experiencing a historical erosion rate of greater than one foot (1') per year, that is, all of the
     Galveston Island west of the westernmost end of the Seawall. The special standards are as
     follows:
     (1) That structures located on property adjacent to the public beach be designed for feasible
         relocation (i.e. on piers);
     (2) Paving or altering the ground below the lowest habitable floor is prohibited in the area
         between the line of vegetation and 25-feet landward of the north toe of the dune;
          Paving used under the habitable structure and for a driveway connecting the habitable
          structure and the street is limited to the use of unreinforced fibercrete in 4 foot x 4 foot
          sections, which shall be a maximum of four inches thick with sections separated by
          expansion joists, or pervious materials approved by the Department of Planning and
          Community Development, in that area 25-feet landward of the north toe of the dune to
          200-feet landward of the line of vegetation. The City shall assess a "Fibercrete
          Maintenance Fee" of $200.00 to be used to pay for the clean-up of fibercrete fiom the
          public beaches should the need arise;
          Reinforced concrete may be used in that area landward of 200-feet from the line of
          vegetation; (Ord 97-80)
     (3) Financial assurance is required to fund eventual relocation or demolition of the proposed
          structure (e.g. through proof of Upton-Jones coverage in the National Flood Insurance
          Program); and,
    (4) Structures built in eroding areas must be elevated in accordance with FEMA minimum
          standards or above the natural elevation.
(n) Management of the Public Beach
    Authority: 3 1 TAC, 5 15.7, requires the City of Galveston to apply the following standards in
    issuing, denying or conditioning Beachfiont Construction Certificate andlor Dune Protection
    Permits relating to management of the public beach:
    (I)   The City shall encourage carefully planned beach nourishment for erosion response and
          prohibit erosion response structures within the public beach and 200-feet landward of
          the natural vegetation line;
    (2)   Permittees are required to notify the General Land Office and the City of any discernible
          change in the erosion rate on their property. The City of Galveston or the State of Texas
          may require a permittee to conduct or pay for a monitoring program to study the effects
          of a coastal and shore protection project on the public beach;
    (3)   Permittees must adhere to the following requirements for dune enhancement projects:
 a.    An approved Beachfiont Construction Certificate and Dune Protection Permit fi-om
       the City of Galveston Department of Planning and Community Development;
b.     The project must be consistent with the City's dune and beach policies;
c.     The sediment to be used must be of effective grain size, mineralogy, and quality or
       the same as the existing beach material subject to availability. If beach quality sand
       is not available on Galveston Island, and in the judgment of the Department of
       Planning and Community Development is prohibitively expensive fiom mainland
       sources, a sub-base not of effective grain size, mineralogy, and quality, sufficient to
       provide a foundation for beach quality sand enhancement, may be used subject to
       the approval of the Department of Planning and Community Development and the
       Texas General Land Office;
d.     The material must be free of hazardous substances (as defined in Volume 40 of the
       Code of Federal Regulations, Part 302.4) in concentrations which are harmful to
       people, flora, or fauna as determined by applicable, relevant, and appropriate
       requirements for toxicity standards established by the local, state, and federal
       governments;
e.     There will be no adverse environmental effects on the property surrounding the area
       fi-om which the sediment will be taken or to the site of the proposed nourishment;
f.    The removal of sediment will not have adverse impacts on flora and fauna;
g.    There will be no adverse effects caused fi-om transporting the nourishment material;
      and,
h.    The City may allow restoration of dunes on the public beach up to 20-feet, if it is
      determined that the seaward migration of the dunes would occur naturally. Dune
      restoration seaward of the 20-foot limit must receive GLO approval. Interference
      with public use of the beach is prohibited. Dune reconstruction must approximate
      the natural formation of dunes and indigenous vegetation must be used. The
      following methods and materials shall not be permitted:
      1. Hard or engineered structures;

      2.   Non-biodegradable items;

      3.   Fine clay or silty sediments;

      4.   Toxic materials as previously defined in this Section; or,

      5.   Scraping or grading the beach, unless approved by the City of Galveston,
           approved by the Texas Attorney General, and monitored by the Department of
           Planning and Community Development to determine any changes that may
           increase erosion of the public beach. Local governments shall not allow a
           permittee to construct or maintain a private structure on the restored dunes
           within critical dune areas or seaward of a dune protection line except for
           specifically permitted dune walkovers or similar access ways.
      Restored or man-made dunes will be protected under the same standards as natural
      dunes, Areas designated for stock piling of beach scrapings will not be considered
      as man-made dunes.
(0) Public Beach Use and Access
    Authority: 3 1 TAC, 515.7, requires that the City of Galveston's regulation of the pedestrian
    and vehicular access, traffic and parking on the beach in a manner that preserves or enhances
    existing public right to use and have access to and from the beach.
     The City of Galveston shall presume that any beach fronting the Gulf of Mexico within its
    jurisdiction is a public beach unless the owner of the adjacent land obtains a declaratory
    judgment finding otherwise under the Open Beaches Act, Sec. 61.019. The Attorney General
    shall make the determination on issues relating to the location of the boundary of the public
    beach and encroachments on the public beach pursuant to the requirements of the Open
    Beaches Act.
    The City of Galveston shall regulate pedestrian and vehicular beach access, traffic and
    parking on the public beach only in a manner that preserves or enhances existing public
    access and use. The following standards will be observed when regulating access and
    parking on the public beach:
   (1) Parking requirements for all new or replatted developments, on or adjacent to the beach,
       where there is no existing public parking, will be calculated at one (1) space for each 15
       linear feet of beach frontage, calculated to meet Galveston Zoning Standards for space
       requirements. Off-beach parking
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       maintained on a continuous basis. Furthermore, at the election of the Planning
       Commission and in accordance with Subdivision Regulations, the Galveston Zoning
       Standards amH%e 31, TIALC,CIC                                               ,         W
       and state law, the Commission may request all parking consolidated and so dedicated;
   (2) All access ways to the beach will be constructed so as to avoid ckmee&s breaches in the
       dune system and maintain the dune integrity;
   (3) Signs shall be displayed in a conspicuous location identifjmg access and parking for the
       public beach;
   (4) All parking and access plans must be consistent with General Land Office regulations as
       promulgated in 31 TIA", 615.7 ftfte 56!.C!!5 5                              state law.
       The City of Galveston therefore, adopts Seetkx E 3, Beach Access and Parking Plan,
                           ,as it appears in Appendix A of t h s Section.
   (5) Beach Traffic Orders
       All beach traffic orders, including but not limited to, parking, access, signage,
       obstructions, and speed limits shall be in conformance with €%apk&& Galveston City
       Code.
  (6) Beach Maintenance Activities
       a.   The City of Galveston shall prohibit beach maintenance activities, which will result
            in the significant redistribution of sand, which will significantly alter the beach
            profile.
       b.   All sand moved or redistributed due to beach maintenance activities shall be
            returned to a location within the Critical Dune Areas.
       c.   It is prohibited to display on or adjacent to any public beach any sign, marker, or
            warning, or make or allow to be made any written or oral communication which
     states that the public beach is private property or represent in any other manner that
     the public does not have the right of access to and from the public beach or the right
     to use the public beach as guaranteed by the Open Beaches Act and the common law
     right of the public.
d.   The following methods are approved beach maintenance measures:
      1. Raking of any or all beach areas at any or all times of the year with tractor
         drawn rakes with rake height adjusted so as to allow rake teeth to draw man
         made and naturally occurring debris into piles or windrows, w h l e at the same
         time minimizing the amount of sand moved fkom the beach into the stockpiles.
         Piles or windrows may then be relocated using a tractor-mounted front-end
         loader. Stockpiles or windrows of raked debris may be placed at the seaward toe
         of the primary dune seaward of the vegetation line and within 20-feet of the
         vegetation line. All sand/debris collected with debris as a part of this
         maintenance process shall remain in the stockpile or windrow. A dune
         protection permit shall be required frorn the Department of Planning and
         Community Development;
     2. Maintenance of beach parking areas at Stewart Beach Park shall be allowed if
        scraped sand is placed seaward of the mean high tide line and a dune protection
        permit is obtained fkom the Department of Planning and Community
        Development. In addition, sand collected from beach parking areas at Apffel
        Park may be stockpiled and used for dune enhancement projects within the
        critical dune areas if the sand is obtained from accreting beaches and with
        proper Texas Parks and Wildlife permits, notwithstanding (6)b above;
     3. During periods of heavy seaweed influx, as identified by the Park Board of
        Trustees of the City of Galveston, maintainers, bulldozers, boxblades, loaders,
        dumptrucks and other equipment designed for moving large quantities of
        material may be employed on a short term basis to remove seaweed and other
        debris collected with the seaweed fkom the tide line into stockpiles or windrows
        as described above. Blade height for all equipment shall be set only low
        enough to remove the majority of the seaweed and other debris and to minimize
        the movement of sand from the beach to the windrows or stockpiles.
        All sandlseaweed collected with seaweed and other debris as a part of this
        maintenance process shall remain in the stockpile or windrow until such time as
        the sand/seaweed may be used for dune enhancement projects within critical
        dune areas with the proper Texas Parks and Wildlife permits. These activities
        will be monitored by the City of Galveston Department of Planning and
        Community Development to identify any potential adverse impacts that may
        aggravate erosion and said activities shall be modified to preclude such adverse
        impacts. A dune protection permit frorn the Department of Planning and
        Community Development shall be required;
     4. On the beach, seaward of the vegetation line, and landward of the high tide
        mark, a check-mark trench, 30-inches at the deepest point may be opened up by
        a maintainer or bull dozer and seaweed and any other debris accumulated
        within the seaweed windrow or stockpile, may be p&hed into the trench and
        covered with beach sand from the trench cut. The trench method may only be
        used during emergency situations, where it will not remain open unsupervised
              or at any time after dusk, where no vehicular or pedestrian traffic will be
              endangered and where access to the beach will not be prohibited by this action.
              These activities will be monitored by the City of Galveston Department of
              Planning and Community Development to identify any potential adverse
              impacts that may aggravate erosion and said activities shall be modified to
              preclude such adverse impacts. A dune protection permit from the Department
              of Planning and Community Development shall be required; and,
          5. Solid waste containers may be mounted on posts at necessary intervals to
             encourage beach users to deposit waste and debris in the containers provided.
(7) Beach User Fees
    a.   The City of Galveston, or the Park Board of Trustees of the City of Galveston, may
         charge beach users a fee in exchange for providing services to beach users in
         general. (Authority: Sec. 26-54, Galveston City Code).
   b.    The City of Galveston, or the City of Galveston Park Board of Trustees, may only
         impose a beach user fee if the fee is reasonable, based on the cost of providing
         public services and facilities directly to the public beach, which may include
         administrative, accounting and planning activities necessary for the implementation
         of such public services and facilities, parking, public health and safety,
         environmental protection and other matters directly related to the public beach.
   c.    A new or amended beach user fee shall be preceded by a State approved beach user
         fee plan submitted by the City. Neither the City of Galveston nor the Park Board of
         Trustees may spend more that ten percent (10%) of beach user fee revenues on
         administrative costs.
   d.    Revenues fiom beach user fees may be used only for beach-related services as
         defined by - T I \ ' e z                               C d e state law.
   e.    Accounting and administration of all beach user fees shall be in conformance with
         those policies promulgated in 31 TAC 61543. state law.
   f.    In order to establish and maintain beach related services and facilities for the
         preservation and enhancement of access to and fiom and safe and healthy use of
         public beaches by the public, vehicles shall be charged in the following beach areas,
         managed by the Park Board of Trustees:
          1. Stewart Beach: A recreational and amusement park located in the city on the
             East Beach:
             The boundaries of Stewart Beach shall be defined as follows:
             Eastern Boundary:          Michael Menard Grant
             Western Boundary:          Fence on the eastern boundary of the children's
                                        playground established by Galveston County on
                                        Block No. 66
             Northern Boundary:         southerly right-of-way line of Seawall
                                        Boulevard
             Southern Boundary:         Line of ordinary high tide of the Gulf of Mexico
      j. Fee: $?A30 $8.00 maximum per vehicle
              Restricted Use Area to the east of the Park: Separately manned
              entrance and separate $8.00 fee for entrance to restricted use area
              12,640 linear feet in width).
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 2. R.A. Apffel Park:
     The boundaries of R. A. Apffel Park shall be defined as follows:
     All that property comprising 390.629 acres, more or less, more particularly
     described in Deed to City of Galveston from the United States of America,
     dated April 9, 1975, recorded in the Deed Records of Galveston County in
     Book 2567, page 606 et seq. All that property, comprising 64.5 acres, more or
     less, described in Deed to City of Galveston fi-om the United States of America,
     dated April 15, 1976, recorded in the Deed Records of Galveston County,
     Texas, in Book 2687 at page 11 et seq. All of that property, comprising 21 1
     acres of land, more or less, described in that certain instrument of July 30, 1976,
     by and between the City of Galveston and the United States Coast Guard,
     Eighth District.
     I.     Fee: $3;88 $8.00 maximum for entry, per vehicle.
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     ii.                            . $25.00 season pass available.
3.   Dellanera Park. 10901 FM 3005 (7 Mile Road at FM 3005) Provides space for
     approximately 84 overnight vehicles and 300 day use camp sites. The fee
     schedule for Dellanera Park is $5-0 $8.00 per each vehicle, with the charge for
     the overnight vehicle spaces based upon services provided.
     Please note, existing beach access parking shall remain, until modifications
     regarding the pedestrian walkway at AP 4 and improvements to AP 5 are
     completed.
4. Seawall Beach Urban Park: A recreational beach urban park with beach-
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               The boundaries of the Seawall Beach Urban Park shall be defined as
               follows:

               Eastern Boundary:        1 Street
               Western Boundary:        103'~Street
               Northern Boundary:       Northerly right-of-way line of Seawall
                                        Boulevard
               Southern Boundary:       The Gulf of Mexico
                  i. Fee: $8.00 maximum per-vehicle per-day, through a metered
                     system, permit system or a combination. (A maximum QptiemI
                     $25.00 annual pass available.)
                  ii. Parking Rates:
                    South side of the Urban Park (adjacent to the seawall structure)
                    shall not exceed $8.00 per vehicle daily.
                    North side of Urban Park (northerly right-of-way o f Seawall
                    Boulevard), first % hour is at no charge, $1.00 per hour, not to
                    exceed $2.00 per hour in beach access zones, not to exceed $8.00
                    per vehicle per day.
      5. East and West areas of the island, as described in Appendix A: A
         maximum daily fee of $8.00. A minimum of $12.00 and a maximum $25.00
         annual pass available.
g.   The City of Galveston and the Park Board of Trustees of the City of Galveston shall
     work towards establishing a state-approved system for reciprocity of fees and fee
     privileges with Galveston County.
Beach Access (Ord 02-035)
According to the Texas General Land Office (GLO), preservation and enhancement of
public beach use and access is site specific and best addressed by local governments.
The City has authority and responsibility for providing public safety and emergency
services within its corporate limits.

The City has adopted, pursuant to state law, a beach access plan for the public beaches
within its corporate limits. Changes to the City's beach access plan require the
approval and adoption by rule of the GLO. For special events, federal, state, and local
law enforcement agencies have determined the need for traffic control plans in the
interest of public safety.
a. Special Events - For any planned event that will eliminate public beach parking,
   along the southern right-of-way adjacent to a public beach, for !4 mile or greater and
   will continue for more than six (6) consecutive hours, the City of Galveston shall
   provide beach access in accordance with the following provisions: (Ord 02-035)
     The City Manager or designee, is authorized to take whatever measures are
     reasonably necessary to implement a public safety and traffic control plan, for an
     event that affects public beach access. The plan may include provisions that
     temporarily eliminate, rededicate, or use for other purposes, parking spaces
     normally available for public beach access, to the extent such spaces do not
     occupy the public beach easement. "Other purposes" may include a fee-for-entry
     area.
     Not less than sixty (60) days prior to the event, the City of Galveston shall
     provide the following to the GLO rtfta the % ? i f :
     (aj L t h e number of parking spaces needed to replace the parking spaces being
          removed by the respective event;
          &the location of the alternative parking areas where the public would be
          required or able to park their cars to gain access to the beach;
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                  iii. information depicting how the public will be informed of the alternative
                    parking arrangements during the events. The public must be notified that
                    normally available parking has been eliminated and directed to the alternative
                   parking locations;
                   - method of transportation that will be provided for the public to and
                   iv. the
                   fi-om the public beach. If shuttle buses are used to transport beach-goers fkom
                   alternative parking locations, the schedule for the buses will be specified;
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                   v. a statement by the City containing an affirmative finding that the alternative
                   parking plan preserves the public's right to access the beach. The City should
                   evaluate the alternative parking plan based on its current access plan, the
                   impacts to public beach access, and methods for mitigating those impacts and
                   make the affirmative finding; and,
              f4 &The implementation dates of the traffic control plan, public safety plan, and
                   alternate parking plan.
           5. Not less than thirty (30) days prior to the event, the GLO cm&&&MG                shall
              provide comments, written objections or not comment on the alternative parking
              plan. The City of Galveston shall review and consider all comments received fi-om
              the GLO ~B&QAG, for requested revisions to the alternative parking plan.
              However, the City of Galveston reserves the right to amend the alternative parking
              plan based upon public safety needs as determined by the Chief of Police or
              designee.
          6. In the event the respective special event continues outside of planned
              implementation dates, the City of Galveston will provide the necessary traffic
              control with regard to public safety, and will provide notice of such measures to the
              GLO cmd-QAG. In such an event, the City of Galveston will implement and
              maintain the guidelines of Section 29-90 (0)(8) during special events that alter
              public beach access and parking as described in subsection (a).
(p) Penalties
    3 1 TAC 15.9, establishes the following penalties:
    &Any     violation of any provision of this Chapter (Chapter 29 of the City Code) shall be
    unlawhl and a misdemeanor offense punishable by a fine not exceeding Five Hundred
    ($500.00) Dollars. Each day a violation of this Chapter continues shall constitute a separate
    offense.
    &Any      person who violates the Dune Protection Act, the Open Beaches Act or a City of
    Galveston Permit condition established by this regulation is liable to the General Land Office
    for a civil penalty of not less than Fifty ($50.00) Dollars nor more than One Thousand
    ($1,000.00) Dollars per violation per day. Each day the violation occurs or continues is
    considered a separate violation.
    (3)Any violation of a Permit requirement, dune protection and beach access plans, the Dune
    Protection Act, the Open Beaches Act, Title 31 TAC, §§15.1 - 15.10, Management of the
    BeachIDune System, shall be reported by the City of Galveston to the General Land Office
    within 24 hours.
(q) Master Planned Developments
    The City of Galveston may adopt a separate ordinance for Master Planned Developments as
    defined in 3 1 TAC, fj15.32. All requirements of Subchapter A, The Dune Protection Act, The
    Open Beaches Act and the City of Galveston Zoning Standards shall be followed.
(r) Repeal of Conflicting Ordinances - Severability
    If any section, subsection, paragraph, sentence, clause, phrase or work in this Section or the
    application thereof to any person of circumstance, be held invalid, such holding shall not
    affect the validity of the remaining portion of this order. In the case of a conflict between this
    Section and any other City Ordinances, the Ordinance containing higher standards for dune
    protection will prevail. In addition, the requirement to obtain a Beachfiont Construction
    Certificate andlor a Dune Protection Permit supersedes the previous requirement for a Specific
    Use Permit for regulated activities in accordance with this Section.
                                                                               Attachment G

Appendix A: Beach Access and Parking Plan


(a) Beach Access Points (Described From East To West)

   - Apffel Park
   AP 1 :
           On-beach: parking within Park boundaries for beach user fee
                     free parking outside of Park boundaries
          Off-beach: n/a
          Amenities: currently provided

  -
  AP 2:   Stewart Beach
          On-beach: parking within Park boundaries for beach user fee
                     free parking available
                     restricted use area, minimum width of 2,640 linear feet on the eastern
                     end of the park, separately manned entrance and separate fee for entry in
                     the amount of $8.00
          Off-beach: n/a
          Amenities: currently provided

  -
  AP 3:   Seawall Beach Urban Park
          On-beach: n/a
          Off-beach: street parking, north and south sides of Seawall Boulevard
                     minimum of 10% free parking spaces (approximately 230 spaces total
                     distributed throughout the Seawall Beach Urban Park)
          Amenities: future

  -
  AP 4:   End of Seawall
          On-beach: nla
          Off-beach: parking lot, minimum 150 spaces
                     pedestrian pathway from parking area to beach
          Amenities: n/a

  -
  AP 5:   Dellanera RV Park
          On-beach: n/a
          Off-beach: overnight campsites only
                     wheelchair accessible dune walkover
          Amenities: currently provided

  -
  AP 6:   Pocket Park #1
          On-beach:  parking via 7 %-Mile Road (logth Street), minimum width of 1690 linear
                     feet
          Off-beach: parking lot
          Amenities: n/a
 AP 7: Sunny Beach Subdivision
        On-beach: parking via 8-Mile Road, minimum width of 1,300 linear feet
        Off-beach: n/a
        Amenities: n/a

 AP 8: Beachside Village Subdivision
       On-beach: n/a
       Off-beach: street parking, minimum of 148 spaces on Sea Butterfly Street
                  3 dedicated pedestrian access ways for public use
       Amenities: n/a

- Pocket Park #2, Escapes! Condominiums
AP 9:
       On-beach: n/a
       Off-beach: parking lot, minimum of 352 spaces
                  1 wheelchair accessible dune walkover for public use
                  1 dedicated pedestrian pathway for public use
       Amenities: currently provided

AP 10: 10-Mile RoadJHershev Beach Subdivision
       On-beach: parking via 10-Mile Road, minimum width of 1,065 linear feet
       Off-beach: parking lot, minimum 58 spaces
       Amenities: n/a

AP 11 : Spanish Grant Subdivision
       On-beach: n/a
       Off-beach: street parking, minimum of 46 spaces on Spanish Grant Boulevard
                  median
                  3 dedicated pedestrian pathways for public use
       Amenities: n/a

AP 12: Bermuda Beach Subdivision
      On-beach: parking via Pabst Road, minimum width of 150 linear feet
      Off-beach: street parking, minimum of 21 1 parking spaces, throughout subdivision
                 2 dedicated pedestrian pathways for public use
      Amenities: n/a

AP 13 : Pocket Park #3
      On-beach: n/a
      Off-beach: parking lot, minimum of 273 parking spaces
                 wheelchair accessible dune walkover for public use
      Amenities: currently provided
 AP 14: 11-Mile Road
        On-beach: parking via 11-Mile Road, minimum width of 300 linear feet
        Off-beach: n/a
        Amenities: n/a

 AP 15: Palm Beach SubdivisionIPirates Beach West Subdivision
       On-beach: n/a
       Off-beach: street parking throughout subdivisions
                  3 dedicated pedestrian pathways for public use (Palm Beach)
                  4 dedicated pedestrian pathways for public use (Pirates Beach West)
       Amenities: n/a

AP 16: 13-Mile Road
       On-beach: parking via 13-Mile Road, minimum width of 640 linear feet
       Off-beach: n/a
       Amenities: n/a

AP 17: 15-Mile Road
       On-beach: parking via 15-Mile Road, minimum width of 150 linear feet
       Off-beach: n/a
       Amenities: n/a

AP 18: 16-Mile Road
       On-beach: parking via 16-Mile Road, minimum width of 1,000 linear feet
       Off-beach: n/a
       Amenities: n/a

AP 19: Karankawa Beach
      On-beach: n/a
      Off-beach: street parking, minimum of 27 spaces on Habla and Glei Streets
                 2 dedicated pedestrian pathways for public use
      Amenities: n/a

AP 20: Indian Beach
      On-beach: n/a
      Off-beach: street parking, minimum of 200 spaces on East and West Devaca
                 4 dedicated pedestrian pathways for public use
      Amenities: n/a

AP 21 : Kahala Beach Estates, Addition #1
      On-beach: n/a
      Off-beach: street parking, minimum of 59 spaces on Kahala Drive East
                 2 dedicated pedestrian pathways for public use
      Amenities: d a
 AP 22: Silverleaf Resorts
        On-beach: n/a
        Off-beach: parking lot, minimum of 43 spaces
                   1 dedicated pedestrian pathway for public use
        Amenities: n/a

 AP 23: The Dunes of West Beach
        On-beach: n/a
        Off-beach: street parking, minimum of 172 spaces on Shores Drive
                   2 dedicated pedestrian pathways for public use
        Amenities: n/a

AP 24: Sandhill Shores Subdivision (Map Sheet W-3)
       On-beach: n/a
       Off-beach: street parking, minimum of 208 spaces on Sandhill Drive
                  2 dedicated pedestrian pathways for public use
       Amenities: n/a

AP 25: Gateway Boulevard - Sea Isle Subdivision
       On-beach: parking via Gateway Boulevard, minimum width of 330 linear feet
       Off-beach: n/a
       Amenities: n/a

AP 26: San Jacinto Street - Sea Isle Subdivision
       On-beach: parking via San Jacinto Street, minimum width of 150 linear feet
       Off-beach: n/a
       Amenities: nla

AP 27: "Sea Isle" parking. area
       On-beach:   n/a
       Off-beach: parking lot, minimum of 88 spaces
                  1 dedicated pedestrian pathway for public use
       Amenities: n/a

AP 28: Sea Isle Subdivision and Terramar Beach Subdivision
       On-beach: n/a
       Off-beach: street parking, minimum of 6 10 spaces on KennedyIGulf Drive
                  dedicated pedestrian pathways for public use throughout subdivisions
       Amenities: n/a

AP 29: Isla Del Sol Subdivision
      On-beach: n/a
      Off-beach: parking lot, minimum 25 spaces (located north of FM 3005, via Isla Del
                 Sol Drive)
      Amenities: n/a
 AP 30: Gulf Boulevard, Isla Del Sol Subdivision
       On-beach: parking via Gulf Boulevard, minimum width of 150 linear feet
       Off-beach: n/a
       Amenities: n/a

 AP 31: Terramar Drive, Terramar Beach Subdivision
       On-beach:  parking via Terramar Drive Boulevard, minimum width of 300 linear
                  feet
       Off-beach: d a
       Amenities: nla

AP 32: Pocket Park #4
       On-beach: n/a
       Off-beach: parking lot
                  1 dedicated pedestrian pathway for public use
       Amenities: n/a

AP 33: 2ndStreet, Bay Harbor Subdivision
       On-beach:  parking via 2ndStreet, minimum width of 300 linear feet
                  seasonal access to the west (one-way driving west to east)
       Off-beach: n/a
       Amenities: n/a

AP 34: Miramar Subdivision
       On-beach: seasonal access via AP 35 at Half Moon Beach (one-way driving, west
                 to east)
      Off-beach: parking lot, minimum of 60 spaces via FM 3005
                 1 dedicated pedestrian pathway for public spaces
      Amenities: n/a

AP 35:Half Moon Beach Subdivision and Stavanger Beach Subdivision
      On-beach:  seasonal access to the east
                                                                P
                 unrestricted, vehicular access to the west to A 36: Salt Cedar Avenue
      Off-beach: n/a
      Amenities: nla

AP 36: Salt Cedar Avenue
      On-beach: unrestricted, vehicular access to the east to AP 35: Half Moon Beach
      Off-beach: n/a
      Amenities: n/a
    AP 37: Playa San Luis Subdivision
          On-beach: n/a
          Off-beach: street parking, minimum of 88 spaces throughout subdivision
                     3 dedicated pedestrian pathways for public use
          Amenities: n/a

AP 38: Pointe San Luis 1 (western boundary of Playa San Luis subdivision)
          On-beach: n/a
          Off-beach: parking lot, minimum of 100 spaces*
                     25 reserve parking spaces dedicated in the event of erosion*
                     I dedicated pedestrian pathway for public use*
          Amenities: n/a

*    Please note, beach access modzjkations will not occur until substantial physical
     improvements occur.

AP 39: Pointe San Luis 2
         On-beach: n/a
         Off-beach: parking lot, minimum of 100 spaces*
                    1 wheelchair accessible dune walkover for public use*
         Amenities: hture, as part of planned development

*    Please note, beach access improvements will not occur until substantial physical
     improvements occur.

AP 40: Pointe San Luis 3
         On-beach: n/a
         Off-beach: parking lot, minimum of 100 spaces*
                    25 reserve parking spaces dedicated in the event of erosion*
                    1 dedicated pedestrian pathway for public use*
         Amenities: n/a

*    Please note, beach access modzfications will not occur until substantial physical
     improvements occur.
       AP 41 :Pointe San Luis 4 (toll bridge area)
                    On-beach:   seasonal access provided, minimum width of 1,200 linear feet*
                                unrestricted, vehicular access, minimum width of 3,230 linear
                    feet*
                    Off-beach: nla
                    Amenities: pedestrian area designated by bollard placement to the north of
                               vehicular access areas

       * Please note, beach access modijkations will not occur until substantial physical
          improvements occur.

 & (b) Regulated beach areas:
       Except as otherwise permitted herein, it shall be un1awfi.d for any person to drive,
       operate or park any motor vehicle in, on or upon any part of the following described
       public beaches bordering on the Gulf of Mexico and situated within the corporate
       limits of the City of Galveston with the exception of emergency vehicles, beach
       cleaning and maintenance and safety patrolling:
             1. Upon East Beach, being that area extending from the western boundary of
                                                . .
                Apffel Park                          to the eastern boundary of westem
                             Stewart Beach Park, at all times;
            2. Within the boundaries of Stewart Beach Park, with the exception of those
               areas designated for parking, restricted use access, and/or as described
               within Section A of Appendix A:
            3. Upon the beach extending from Stewart Beach to the western end of the
                                      -
                    seawall structure ,          at all times; and,
            4. Upon any area of the beach, unless otherwise provided for by traffic
               control measures, such as, but not limited to bollards and signage, and as
               described in Section A of Appendix A:




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                                                                                              Attachment A

Beach Access Linear Footage
The specific recommendations for changes in access have been measured against the existing
access options, as they relate to the following:


      Total linear feet of beachfiont*:                                                26.04 miles1137,507 feet
             *(excluding Galveston island State Park, MUD 1 and MUD 29, and the
              City of Jamaica Beach)




                                                                I Current Conditions I Proposed Conditions I
      I Pedestrian Beach                                        1       111,363 feet   1     115,677 feet     I
      I Vehicular Beach                                         1       26,144 feet    /      21,830 feet     I
                                                                                 Attachment B

Parking Calculation Methodology
In accordance with the City of Galveston Zoning Standards Section 29-67: Vehicle Parking
Regulations, Staff utilized existing parking space dimensions adopted for use within the City.
Specifically, as the parking regulations relate to the beach access plan, the following standards
were used in determining the available andfor needed public parking:

        Parking space dimension(s1
        90" angle space:        9' x 19' with a 22' backup (driveway) space
        0" (parallel) spaces:   9' x 23' with a 12' backup (driveway) space

        Standards of measurement
        88 parking spaces may be accommodated per '/4 mile
        60-foot or greater right-of-way width - parking designated on both sides of street
        less than 60-foot right-of-way width - parking only designated on one side of street

When measuring streets to determine the number of parking spaces that can be accommodated,
Staff subtracted 20-feet of width for each lot to account for driveways, landscaping and
mailboxltrash receptacle areas. Additionally, for conservative measurements, cul-de-sacs were
not measured or accounted for in the amount of public parking available within a subdivision,
even though parking on cul-de-sacs is encouraged and recognized as a public parking area.
Based on conservative methods for determining parking availability, it should be noted that
additional parking, both on and off-beach, exceeds what is recognized for compliance with state
and local standards.
                                                                              Attachment D

Beach Access Definitions
As stated throughout, the planning and development process for the City's beach access plan
contains many elements such as types of access and standards of implementation. The following
definitions are provided as part of the City of Galveston's beach access plan:


Off-Beach ParkingIPedestrian Access: The beach is closed to all vehicles for parking and
driving throughout the year. Vehicular parking is available on adjacent public streets and
parking lots. The beach is accessible to pedestrians by way of public footpaths, dune walkovers
or from the public beach easement.

On-Beach ParkingIPedestrian Access ("T-heads"): The beach is open to all vehicles for
parking throughout the year. The beach is accessible to pedestrians from the public beach
easement.

On-Beach DrivingNehicular Access: The beach is open to all vehicles for parking and driving
throughout the year.

Pedestrian Only Access: The beach is accessible to pedestrians, by way of footpaths, dune
walkovers or from the public beach easement. However, no public parking is available within
close proximity.

Seasonal Access: Vehicular accesddriving is only permitted during designated times of the
year, as follows:
       Vehicles are prohibited on the beach from 6:00 P.M. Friday to 6:00 P.M. Sunday
       during the month of March, Memorial Day through Labor Day, and all legal
       holidays.

Restricted Access: The beach is open to vehicles throughout the year only as a special use area
for persons with disabilities, saltwater fishermen and the launching of non-motorized personal
watercraft. The beach is accessible to pedestrians from the public beach easement andor
adjacent parking areas.

Substantial Physical Improvements: The Director of the Department of Planning and
Community Development, or designee, will approve the determination of "substantial physical
improvements", upon completion of all of the following criteria for development:

       1. The filing of a final plat;
       2. Installation of public and private infrastructure;
       3. Installation of the associated Beach Access Point parking, signage, and
          walkover; and,
       4. The issuance of a building permit for a private residence or public building,
          excluding a sales office or accessory structure.
                                                                                  Attachment E

Implementation Element

A. City of Galveston Budget
   Upon final approval, implementation of the beach access plan will begin with signage, dune
   walkovers and bollard placement/relocation. At the discretion of the Galveston City Council,
   funding shall be allocated for implementation of the beach access plan. Additionally, Staff
   will pursue the identification of alternative funding sources, other than the City's general
   fund, to implement the beach access plan.

B. Signage Program
   The need for additional and improved signage has developed into a primary focus for the
   implementation of a successful beach access plan. A collaborative effort to develop new
   signage is ongoing, and shall address the following: public safety, enforcement, speed limit
   information, mile marker location, access point identification numbers, access opportunities
   for persons with disabilities, dune protection standards, and litter regulations. Additionally,
   Staff is identifying signage options for messages relating to environmental and natural habitat
   programs.

C. Physical Improvements (roadways, walkovers, bollard placement)
   In addition to improved signage, the construction of dune walkovers and the relocation of
   bollards will be necessary to implement portions of the beach access plan.

D. Vehicular Control Plan
   Following certification of the beach access plan, the City may determine that a vehicular
   control plan is necessary for those areas where automobiles are permitted to drive on the public
   beach. Should the City choose to adopt a vehicular control plan, the plan will be developed in
   accordance with state and local laws.

E. Dedications
   In order to finalize public parking areas, pedestrian access ways, vehicular drive access points,
   and parking easements, it may be necessary for the City of Galveston to accept dedications
   fiom subdivisions andlor groups of subdivisions. All dedications will be conveyed in
   accordance with the Texas Local Government Code, per the direction of the City Manager and
   City Attorney's office, and City Council, where necessary.

F. Maintenance of beach access roadways
   The Streets Division of the Department of Public Works provides maintenance for public
   beach access roads on an "as-needed" basis. Specifically, more time is spent grading the
   roadways during dry periods and during the summer season.

G. Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities
   Although specific regulations requiring certain types and placement of access for persons
   with disabilities do not currently exist, the City is committed to providing a variety of access
   types, including areas accessible by persons with disabilities. At this time, many of the
  existing on-beach parking areas designate parking spaces for persons with disabilities along
  the bollard line.

  The City, Park Board of Trustees, and County collectively provide other access alternatives
  for persons with disabilities not discussed at length within the staff report, such as, but not
  limited to modified drive-on jetty access and beach accessible wheelchairs.

H. Timeframe
  The implementation schedule of the plan is a vital element to the success of the plan and is
  included as part of the Implementation Element (Attachment E).

I. New Developments
  As noted within the analysis portion of the staff report, there are areas of the City that are
  currently undergoing development, are planned for development, andlor may not be developed
  in the near future. The City's current beacWdune regulations require only that beach access be
  "dedicated" at the time of final plat approval. Actual physical development of the property
  may not occur for an extended period of time following the filing of the plat.

  In order to maintain consistency among development and to clarify the process for
  modification in access, the Planning Commission, Planning Staff, and the GLO recommend
  that modifications in access shall not take place until "substantial physical improvements"
  occur w i t h the respective development. Please refer to Attachment D for the associated
  definition.
I All beachfront   ORDINANCE MODIFICATIONS (Part of 2001 Comprehensive Plan)                                                 Regulation
 areas                 Complete necessary modifications to City code, zoninglland development regulations and
                       corresponding maps, to facilitate implementation of Comprehensive Plan initiatives, including:
                           Strengthened Beach and Dune Management Plan standards
                           Increased Dune Protection Line (setback)
                           Standards for protective wetland buffer areas
                       Coordination with General Land Office on beach access improvements in conjunction with
                       modifications to state laws
 AP 33 and AP 35   CITY-IDENTIFIED IMMEDIATE NEEDS                                                                           Program
 AF'2                  Implement one-way (west to east) seasonal access between Access Point 33 (2"* SheetIBay
 All beachfront        Harbor) and Access Point 35 (Half Moon Beach)
 areas                    Install bollards, perpendicular to the shoreline, on the westem boundary of AP 33 and the
                           eastern boundary of AP 35
                           Install signage: including haffic signs, handicapped parking space signs, restricted use signs,
                           etc.
                       Implement restricted use access area - !h mile to the east of Stewart Beach
                           Install bollards, perpendicular to the shoreline, !h mile to the east of the existing eastern
                           boundary of Stewart Beach
                           Install signage: traffic signs, handicapped parking space signs, restricted use signs, etc.
                       Repaidreplace existing bollard placement
                       Pedestrian enhancement
                       Identification and implementation of Tier One signage
 All beachfront    SURVEY - EXISTING CONDITIONS                                                                              Program
 areas               City Staff to survey existing signage, walkovers, footpaths, bollards, etc.
                     Identify existing signage, walkover and other access violations
                       City Staff to determine ownership of existing signage, walkovers, footpaths, bollards, etc.
                   CITY STAFF STRUCTURE                                                                                      Program
                       Review existing duties and responsibilities for beach maintenance and incorporate the current
                       Beach Access Plan Implementation schedule. Consider separate maintenance and enforcement
                       crews dedicated to beach related maintenance, signage replacement, improvements, etc.
                       Coordinate beach maintenance duties and responsibilities with Park Board of Trustees
                   FUNDING
                     Develop & implement long-term overall financial shategy for the City to address the Beach
                     Access Plan maintenance, enforcement and related improvements
                     Request City Council to allocate funding for Beach Access Plan implementation on an annual
                     basis during the budget process
                     Identify candidate funding sources among available local, state & federal opportunities to support
                       Plan implementation
                       Identify project opportunities for public & privatelnon-profit agency partnerships for
                       implementation of the Plan and related improvements
                   SIGNAGE                                                                                                   Program
                   =  Develop coordinated beach access signage program
                          Develop sign design
                          Prioritize signage requirements into three (3) tiers
                      Notify subdivisions and neighborhood associations regarding sign violations
                       Tier One implementation of signage program
                          Install "Public Beach Access" signs on FM 3005 at each access point that is currently
                          improved. One (1) sign will be located in each of the northern and southern right-of-way
                          areas, facing west-bound and east-bound traffic




All beachfront      DUNE WALKOVERS                                                                                              Program
areas                  Notify subdivisions and neighborhood associations regarding privately owned dune walkovers,
                       which are damaged or out of compliance
                       Replacementlrepair of city-owned dune walkovers
                       Construct at least one new accessible dune walkover with current CIAP funding
                       Notify home owners associationslproperty owners of any required public dune walkover
                       construction within subdivisions
All beachfront      CREATE BEACH ACCESS IMPLEMENTATION MAP                                                                      Program
areas                  Produce GIs compatible map to delineate the access areas, bollard placement, signage program,
                       parking locations and public parks
AP 7, AP 10,        RELOCATION OF BOLLARDS                                                                                      Program
AP 18, AP 25, and      Widen existing vehicular beach areas by relocating bollards in accordance with approved T-head
AP 31                  widths
All beachfront      IMPROVEMENTSIMAINTENANCE                                                                                    Program
areas                 Continue maintenance of public beach access roads on an "as-needed" basis
                       Replacelinstall bollards in accordance with the approved plan
                                                                                                                            I
                       Research acceptable methods of improving vehicular access to the public beach, as recommended
                       by the Texas General Land Office
West of AP 3        FM 3005 FLOODING IMPROVEMENTS (Part of 2001 Comprehensive Plan)                                             Program
                       Implement recommended FM 3005 flooding improvements as indicated in the 5-Year Mobility
                       Plan
All beachfront      EROSION TASK FORCE (Part of 2001 Comprehensive Plan)                                                        Program
areas                  Increase City participation in Erosion Task Force to ensure adequate research and evaluation of
                       Galveston's beach and shoreline erosion issues
As needed           DEDICATION OF ACCESS                                                                                        Prograd
                       City Staff to ensure all final plat documents contain dedicatory language for public beach parking       Capital
                       areas, pedestrian access ways, vehicular drive access, parking easements, etc.
I All beachfront          FUNDING                                                                                                  Capital
    areas                    Request City Council to allocate funding for beach access plan implementation on an annual basis
                             during the budget process
                             Continue implementation of City's long-term financial strategy to address the Beach Access Plan
                             and related improvements
                             Continue to identify candidate funding sources among available local, state & federal
                             opportunities to support plan implementation
    All beachfront area   SIGNAGE                                                                                                  Program
                             Tier Two implementation of signage program
                                 Complete installation of "Public Beach Access" signs on FM 3005 at each access point. One
                                 (1) sign will be located in each of the northem and southern right-of-way areas, facing west-
                                 bound and east-bound traffic
                                 Update signage at the entrance of each beach access point.
                                 Bring all traffic control signs, speed limit signs, etc into conformance with Beach Access
                                 Plan
    All beachfront        IMPROVEMENTSIMAINTENANCE                                                                                 Program
    areas                    Implementation of bollard installation parallel to the dune system at all vehicle accessible public
                             beach access points. Bollard installation to be in conformance with developed beach access
                             implementation map. Order of placement to be determined by the condition of the dune system at
                             the time of implementation.
                             Repairlreplace previously installed bollards, signage, walkovers, etc., as necessary
                             As "substantial physical improvements occur", begin implementation of access points on the far
                             west end.
    West End              PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT (PID)                                                                        Capital
    subdivisions             Research feasibility of a Public Improvement District to assist West End property owners with the
                             implementation of beach related improvements.
    All beachfront        BEACH AND SHORELINE RENOURISHMENT (part of 2001 Comprehensive Plan)
    areas                    Identify funding for and implement beach renourishment program.


    All beachfront        VEHICULAR CONTROL PLAN                                                                                   Program




r
    areas                   If deemed necessary, develop a vehicular conhol plan for public beach areas, which allow
                            vehicular access
                            Implement vehicular control plan, in phases if necessary
    As needed             DEDICATION OF PROPOSED ACCESS POINTS
                             Accept dedication of public beach parking areas, pedestrian access ways, vehicular drive access
                             and parking easements from subdivisions andlor groups of subdivisions. All dedications will be
                             completed in accordance with the Texas Local Government Code, per the direction of the City
                             Manager and City Attorney's ofice, and City Council, where necessary.
I   All beachfmnt         INSTALLATION OF DUNE WALKOVERSlFOOTPATHS IN CITY DEDICATED                                               Program
                          EASEMENTS
                             As provided for within the City of Galveston budget, and through grant-funded initiatives, install
                             dune walkovers in dedicated public beach access easements. Order of placement to be
                             determined by the condition of the dune system at the time of implementation.
    Identified            PILOT PROJECTS WITHIN SUBDNISIONS TO COMPLETE PUBLIC BEACH ACCESS                                        Program
    subdivisions          SIGNAGE AND PARKING SIGNAGE
                             As identified by City staff, begin implementation of subdivision pilot projects to address public
                             beach access signage and parking plans, including signage and improved parking areas.
                          BEACH RELATED AMENITIES
areas              Develop a program to implement beach related amenities, such as public restrooms, showers, etc.
All beachftont   BEACHFRONT INFORMATIONAL BROCHURE                                                                         ProgramICapital
areas              Pursue funding sources to develop and dis@ibute an information brochure that will identify access
                   points, types of access, amenities, etc. for public beach users.

All beachfront   BEACH
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                         MANAGEMENT
                              AND REST&TION                            PLAN (part of 2001 Comprehensive Plan)          I   Program
                                                                                                                                             I
areas              Update Beach Management and Restoration Plan.                                                       I
All beachfront   IMPLEMENTATION OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS REGARDING ACCESSIBILITY                                          Program
areas            REQUIREMENTS FOR BEACH AREAS
                   Amend local regulations in conjunction with revised state law regarding accessibility standards
                   for public beach access points upon final adoption of the Federal Access Board's Accessibility
                   Guidelines for Outdoor Developed Areas
                   Begin implementation of accessibility standards for public beach access points in conjunction
                   with revised state and local laws
All beachfront   FUNDING                                                                                                Program
areas              Request City Council to allocate funding for beach access plan implementation on an annual
                   basis during the budget process
                   Continue implementation of City's long-term financial strategy to address the Beach Access Plan
                   and related improvements
                   Continue to identify candidate funding sources among available local, state & federal
                   opportunities to support plan implementation
All beachfront   SIGN AGE                                                                                               Program
areas              Tier Three implementation of signage program
                       Informational signage at all beach access points, including information on dune protection,
                       sea turtles, etc.
All beachfront   COMPLETE INSTALLATION OF BOLLARDS PARALLEL TO DUNES                                                    Program
areas              Implementation of bollard installation adjacent to the dune at all vehicle accessibly public beach
                   access points. Bollard installation to be in conformance with developed beach access
                   implementation map.
All beachfront   BEACH RELATED AMENITIES                                                                                Program1
areas              As provided for within the City of Galveston budget, and through grant-funded initiatives,           Capital
                   develop a program to implement beach related amenities, such as public restrooms, showers, etc.
Identified       COMPLETE PROJECTS WITHIN SUBDIVISIONS TO ADDRESS PUBLIC BEACH                                          Program
subdivisions     ACCESS SIGNAGE AND PARKING SIGNAGE
                   As identified by City staff, complete implementation of subdivision projects to address public
                   beach access signage and parking plans, including signage and improved parking areas.
All beachfront   MAINTENANCE                                                                                            Program
areas              Repair/replace previously installed bollards, signage, walkovers, etc. as necessary
r       Islander East                        Galvestonian




-
AP 2:   Stewart Beach                                                                          &:     Avffel Park
        On-beach:       P d m g within Pa& boundaries for beach user fee                              On-beach:         Parking within Park boundaries for
                        Free parking available                                                                          beach user fee
                        Reshicted use m q minimum width of 2,640 linear feet                                            Free parking outside of Park boundaries
                        on the eastern end of the park.                                               Off-beach:        da
                        Separatelymaoned enmce and separate fee for entry in                          Amenities:        cumntly provided
                        the mount of $8.00
        Off-beach:      da
        Amenities:      currently provided




                                                                               Pedestrian beach
                                                                               d off-bcach
                                                                                      by                  Vehicular Afceos                 Rmuicted Acceso        Seasonal Access
                                                                               and on-beach parking
I                                  Pomtto Beach                    Stewat Beach                                                                             Islander East                   Galvestonian




    Seawall Beach Urban Park                                                                               m: Stewart Beach
    On-heach: n/a                                                                                               On-beach:   Parldng within Park boundaries for beach user fee
    Off-heach: Stred parlmg, north and south sides of Seawall Boulevard                                                     Free parkingavaiIahle
               Minimum of 1(P/o fm parking spaces (approximately 230 spaces total                                           Rcskiaed use area, minimum width of 2,640 linear feet on the eastern end of the park
               distributed throughout the Seawall Beach Urban Park)                                                         Separatelymanned entrance and separate fee for entry in
    Amenities:   future                                                                                                     the amount of $8.00.
                                                                                                                  f-ec:
                                                                                                                 O f b a h nla
                                                                                                                 Amenities: cumtly provided




                               Pedestrian beach           Pedenri.n beach           Pedestrian beach
    Bollards                   x d by on-bcach            d off-beach
                                                           by                       wrved by off-buch               Vehicular Access                 Restricted Access               Seasonal Access
                               parking                                              and on-beach parking


                                                                                                                                                                Approximate Scale
                                                                              CITY OF GALVESTON
Hershey Beach         Rinri. I & ,
                     West Beach Grand         Sands of
                                               Kahala
                                                                Pocket Park 2
                                                                  Escapes!                          Beachside Village                         Sunny Beach              Pocket Park 1                  Park
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Seascape




      10-Mile Road/Hershq             Pocket Park 112. Esuws!
                                 Condominiums
                                                                           - Beachside Villaee
                                                                           AP 8:
                                                                           Subdivision
                                                                                                            m:Sunnv Beach
                                                                                                            Subdivision
                                                                                                                                                   - Pocket Park #l
                                                                                                                                                   AP 6:                          - Dellanera RV Park
                                                                                                                                                                                  AP 5:                               AP 4: End of Seawall
Beach Subdivision
                                                                                                                                                   On-beach: P d g via 7 %        On-beach: d a                       On-beach: d a
3n-beach: Parlring via 10-Mile   On-beach:      nla                        On-beach: d a                    On-beach: Parking via 8-Mile                      Mile Road ( l e     OR-beach: Overnight                 Off-beach: Parking lot,
            Rod, minimum         Off-beach: P a m lot, minimum               - a hStreet patking,
                                                                             b
                                                                           m ec :                                      Road, minimum                          Saet), minimum                 campsites only.                     Minimum I50
            width of 1,065                  352 spaces                                minimum of 148                   1,300 linear feet in                   width of 1690                  Wheelchair                          spaces
            h e a r feet                     1 wheelchair accessible                  spaces on Sea                    width                                  linear fed                     accessible dune                     Pedestrian pathway
m-beach: Parking lot,                       dune walkom for public                    Buttuily Street       Off-beach: d a                         OR-beach: Parking lot                     walkom                              h m parking lot t
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 o
            minimum 58                      use                                       3 dedicated           Amenities: nla                         Amenities: d a                 Amenities: cumntly provided                    the beach
            spaces                           1 dedicated pedestrian                   pedestrian scccss                                                                                                               Amenities: d a
benities: d a                               pathway for public use                    ways for public
                                 Amenities: cumntly provided                          use
                                                                           Amenities: nla



                                                 Pedatrian beach                Pedatrinnbeach                     Pedatrian beach
                                                 savedbyon-beach                saved by off-bach                  smcd by off-beach                   Vehiwlar AM                     Restricted Access              Seasonal Access
                                                                                                                   and on-beach parking



                                     Department of Planning and                                  CITY OF GALVESTON                                                    NOR=                        Approximate Scale                       SHEET
                                      Community Development
                                            P.O. 779
                                                Box                                           PUBLIC BEACH ACCESS PLAN
                                        Galveston, Texas 77553-0779
                                                                                                  FEBRUARY 26,2004                                                     jl                0                 % Mile       % Mile
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             I
                                               (409) 797-3660
   Pirates Besch                                 Pintes Beach                                                                                                                                                     Sands of
                                                                                                              Bermuda Beach                     Spanish Grant         Henhey Beach                   Grand
                                                                                                                                                                                           Rivicrs I & U           <hl
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   I l ..
                   M )
(Muoicipd Utility L &                           City of GalvCrmn




            e l l - M i l e Road                      AP Pocket Park #3                       AP 12: Bermuda Beach Subdivision           -11:      Soanirh Grant Subdivision           AP 10: 10-Mile Road/Hershev Beach
                                                                                                                                                                                              Subdivision
            On-beach:    Parking via I 1-Mile Road,   On-beach: d a                           On-beach:    Parking via Pabst Road,       On-beach:        da
                         minimum width of 300         OE-beach: Parking lot, minimum of                    minimum width of 150 linear   Off-beach:       Seeet parlring, minimum of   On-beach: Parking via 10-Mile Road,
                         hear feet                               273 parking spaces                        feet                                           46 spaces, Spanish Grant                minimum width of 1,065
            Offkack      da                                      Wheelchair accessible dune   Off-beach:   Street parking, minimum of                     Boulevard median                        Linw feet
            Amenities:   da                                      walkover for public use                   211 parking spaces,                            3 dedicated pedestrian       Off-beach: Parking 104 minimum 58
                                                      Amenities: ammdy provided                            throughout subdivision                         pathways for public use                 SpaEeS
                                                                                                           2 dedicated pcdeshian         Amenities:       da                           Amenities: d a
                                                                                                           pathways for public w
                                                                                              Amenities:   da



                              Pcdcstriln bach                  Pakhanbeach                    Pedesuian beach
                              m e d by on-bcaeh                smed by off-bcach              d by off-bach                   Vehicular ACMs                    Rmuicted Access               Seasonal Access
                              parldns                                                         and owbeach parking



                  Department of Planning and                                                                                                     NORTE                     Approximate Scale                     SHEET
                   Community Development                                       CITY OF GALVESTON
                         P.O. 779
                             Box
                     Galvnton, Texas 77553-0779
                           (409) 797-3660
                                                                            PUBLIC BEACH ACCESS PLAN
                                                                                FEBRUARY 26,2004
                                                                                                                                                  71              1
                                                                                                                                                                  0               % Mile          % Mile           4d9
I
                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Pirates Beach
    Village of Jamaica Beach                                                    Galveston Island State Park                                                   Pirates Beach West             Palm Beach            (Municipal Utility
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        District)




                               -ISMile Road
                               AP I'l:                                                                                     AP     13-Mile Road                                 - Palm Beach Subdivision1
                                                                                                                                                                               AP 15:
                                                                                                                                                                                       Pirates Beach West Subdivision
                               On-beach: Parking via 15-Mile Road,                                                         On-beach: Parking via 13-Mile Road, minimum
                                          minimum width of 150 h e a r                                                                width of 640 linear feet
                                                                                                                                        . -                                    On-be&     da
                                          feet                                                                             Off-beach: n/a                                      Off-beach: S!reet parking throughout subdivisions
                               Off-beach: d a                                                                              Amenities: d a                                                 3 dedicated pedestrian pathways for public use
                               Amenities: d a                                                                                                                                             (Palm Beach)
                                                                                                                                                                                          4 dedicated pedestrian pathways for public use
                                                                                                                                                                                          pirates Beach West)
                                                                                                                                                                               Amenities: n/a




                                 Pedestrian bach
                                 d on-beach
                                 parLinB
                                        by
                                                                  Pedestrian beach
                                                                  saved by off-beach
                                                                                                    Pedestrian beach
                                                                                                    setved by off-beach
                                                                                                    and on-beach parking
                                                                                                                                       Vehicular Access
                                                                                                                                                           R             Restricted Access                Seasod Access




                                                                                                                                                                                    Approximate Scale
                                                                                        CITY OF GALVESTON

                                                                                           FEBRUARY 26,2004
  Silverleaf Seaside    Kahala Beach         Kahala B w h Estates                                                                                                                                                           Village of Jamaica
                                                                                           Indian Beach                                                                                                                           Beach
        Rewrt             Estates                Addition # 1




uSilverleaf Resorts
 .                                       -Kxhala Beach lEstates,
                                         AP 21:
                                                Addition l
                                                                                 - Indian Beach
                                                                                 AP 20:                                         - Karankawa Beach
                                                                                                                                AP 19:                                    m: 1CMile Road
Oa-beach:    da                                                                  On-beach:     n/a                              On-beach:    da                           On-beach:    Paridng via 16-Mile
MT-beach:    Parking lot, minimum of     On-beach: d a                           Off-beach:                             O
                                                                                               Street pa&& minimum of Z O       Off-beach:   Street parking,                           Road, minimum width of
             43 spaces                   Off-beach:Street parking, minimum of                  spaces on East and West                       minimum of 27                             1,000 h e a r feet
             1 & d i d pcde?rian                    59 spaces on Kahala hive                   Devaca                                        spaces, Habla and            Off-beach:   da
             pathway for pubhc use                  East                                       4 dediMted pedcmiao pathways                  Glei Streets                 Amenities:   n/a
Amenities:   da                                     2 dedicated pedestrian                     for public use                                2 dedicated
                                                    pathways for public use      Amenities:    da                                            pedestrian pathways
                                         Amenities: d a                                                                                      for public ux
                                                                                                                                Amenities:   da




             11    Bollard~
                                                                                Pedestrian beach
                                                                                s a d by off-beach
                                                                                ~.rldng
                                                                                                               Pedatrian beach
                                                                                                               saved by o f f k h
                                                                                                               and on-beach parking
                                                                                                                                               Vehicular Access                Restricted Access                Seasonal Access




                                       Department of Planning and                                                                                                 NORTH                   Approximate Scale                          SHEET
                                        Community Development                                    CITY OF GALVESTON
                                              P.O. 779
                                                  Box                                         PUBLIC BEACH ACCESS PLAN
                                        Galveston, Texas 77553-0779
                                               (409) 797-3660                                     mBRUARY 26,2004
                                                                                                                                                                   I)           0                  1/4 Mile        % Mile
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         of9
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I
                --


                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Silverleaf Seaside
                     Sea Isle                                                                          Sandhill Shores                                                          The Dunes of West Beach                         Resort




        "Su ble" narking        AP2S:                     -
                                        a n Jaunto Street S u       AP 25:                           AP     Sandhill Shores Subdivision                            - The Dune of West Beach
                                                                                                                                                                   AP 23:                                     AP22:   Silverleaf Resor9
         -
         area                           lalc Subdivision                     Sa ble Subdivision
                                                                                                     On-beach: n h                                                 On-beach:      da                          On-beach:      da
*beach:    da               On-beach: P a m via San Jacinm          On-beach: Parking via Gateway    Off-beach: S t w parking, minimum of 208 spaces on Sandhill   Off-beach:     Street parking,             Off-beach:     Parking lot,
Off-beach: ParLing lot,                S m minimum width                       Boulevard,minimum                Drive                                                             minimum of 172 spaces                      minimum of 43
           minimum of 88               of 150 linear feet                      width of 330 linear              2 dcdicatcd pedestrian pathways for public use                    on Shores Drive                            ~ dedicated
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             1    F     S
           SPaceS           Off-beach: d a                                     feet                  Amenities: d a                                                               2 dedicated pedeshian
           1 dedicated      Amenities: d a                          Off-beach: d a                                                                                                pathways for public use                    pedestrian




                                                                                                                                                                         -
           pedestrian                                               Amenities: d a                                                                                 Amenities:     da                                         pathway for
           @way for                                                                                                                                                                                                          public w
           public usc                                                                                                                                                                                         Amenities:     da
Amenities: d a




                                                Ped&

                                                parldw
                                                         w
                                                auved by on-beach
                                                                                Pedestrianbeach
                                                                                wrvcd by off-beach
                                                                                                              Pedenrian k h
                                                                                                              saved by off-bach
                                                                                                              ud on-beach parking
                                                                                                                                               Vehicular Access
                                                                                                                                                                   R    Restricted AfceJs                   Seasonal Acms




                                    Department of Planning and
                                     Community Development
                                               P.O. BOX 779
                                        Galveston, Texas 77553-0779
                                              (409) 797-3660                          I          CITY OF GALVESTON
                                                                                              PUBLIC BEACH ACCESS PLAN
                                                                                                  FEBRUARY 26,2004                                          lN;1         0
                                                                                                                                                                                       Approximate Scale


                                                                                                                                                                                            % Mile             % Mile
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  SHEET

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               170'9            I
I                                                             Half Moon Beach            M i a r Beach              Bay H h r                 Pocka Park 4                   Terramar Beach
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Isla del Sol -North
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Sea Isle South




AP36:    Salt Cedar        u: Moon Bandb
                            Half        ac             --
                                                       AP 34: Minmrr                    -2'.
                                                                                        AP 3%      St&.   Bay        m:Pocket Park #4              -
                                                                                                                                                   AP 31:Ternmar Drive,               m.Isla Del Sol Subdivision                   --
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   AP 28: S u ble
                            Subdivision                       $ubdlviihn                                                                                  T u n m a r Buch                                                         Subdivision and T c m m r r
                                  Shvanrer Buch                                                Subdivision           On-beach:     da                     Subdivision                 On-beach:     da                             Beach Subdivision
On-besch:    uNatriaed            Subd~~h@             On-beach: seasonal ace*^                                      Off-beach:    Parking lot,                                       Off-beach:    Parking lot minimum 25
             vehicul.r                                           via AP 35: Half        On-beach: Parking via                      1 dedicated     On-beach: Parking via                            spaces (located mrb of         On-beach: d a
             rams to the   Owbeach: Seasonal access              Moon Beach                       2
                                                                                                  "
                                                                                                  -                                pedestrian                 Terramar Drive                        FM 3005, via Isla Del Sol      Off-beach: Street parking,
             east to                to the cast                  (one M Y                         mmunum                           pathway for                Boulevard,                            Drive)                                    minimum of 610
             AP35: Half              unremidc4                   bafiic, weat to                  width 0f 300                     public use                 minimum width of         Amenities:   da                                        spaces on
             Moon                    vehicularaccess               4
                                                                   -                              lincar feet        Amenities:    da                         300 linear feet                                                                 Kennedy/Gulf
             Beach                    tothewestto      Off-beach: Parking lot,                    Sarsonalsccru                                    Off-be& d a                                  Gnlf Boulevard. M a Del Sol                   Drive
Off-bcsch:   da                       AP 36: Salt                 minimum of 60                   to the west,                                     Amenities: d a                                Subdivision                                  Dedicated
Amenities:   da                       Cedar Avmue                 spaas via FM                    (one-way                                                                                                                                    pedestrian
                           Off-beach: d a                          3005                           driving west to                                                                      On-beach:    Parking via Gulf                          pathways for
                           Amenities: d a                          1d d      i                    east)
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Boulevard, minimum width                  public use
                                                                   pedestrian           Oft-beach: d a                                                                                              of 150 linear fcet                        throughout
                                                                   pathy                Amenities: d a                                                                                 Off-beach:   da                                        subdivisions
                                                       Amenities: nk                                                                                                                   Amenities.   da                             Amenities: d a


                                                Pedestrian beach
                                                saMd by owbeach
                                                parking
                                                                                   Pedestrian beach
                                                                                   saved by off-beach
                                                                                                                    PedcJaim beach
                                                                                                                    scrvcd by off-beach
                                                                                                                    and on-beach parking
                                                                                                                                                      Vehicular Access                   Restricted Access
                                                                                                                                                                                                               5            Seasonal Accss




                                    Department of Planning and                                                                                                           NORTH                      Approximate Scale                            SHEET
                                     Community Development                                          CITY OF GALVESTON
                                               P.O. Box 779
                                       Galveston, Texas 77553-0779
                                              (409)797-3660
                                                                                                 PUBLIC BEACH ACCESS PLAN
                                                                                                     FEBRUARY 26,2004                                                                     o
                                                                                                                                                                                           I*
                                                                                                                                                                                                             % Mile             1/2 Mile
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         !
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         ,
                                                                           Pomte San Luis                                                                                                             Playa San Luis Subdivision




w:         Pointe San Luis 4                      -
                                                  AP 40:   Pointe San Luis 3                -39:         Pointe San Luis 2           -
                                                                                                                                     AP 38:        Pointe San Luis 1(western            -
                                                                                                                                                                                        AP 37:   Plava Sm Luis            - Salt Cedar Avenue
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          AP 36:
           {toll bridee area)                                                                                                                      boundarv of Plava San Luis                    Subdivision
                                                  On-beach:    da                           On-beach:    da                                        subdivision)                                                           On-beach.    Unrestricted
h-beach:       Seasonal access provided,          Off-beach:   Parking lor m i n i m        Off-beach:   Parking lot, minimum                                                            On-beach:  da                                 vehicular afccss to
                                                               100 spaces*                               100 spaces*                 On-beach:     da                                    Off-beach: Seeet parking,                     the cast to AP35:
              minimum width of 1,200 linear                                                                                                                                                                                            Half Moon Beach
              feet*                                            25 reserve parking                        1 wheelchair                Off-beach:    Parking lot, minimum 100                         minimum of 88
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Off-beach:   nla
              U&d           vehicular access,                                    n
                                                               spaces dedicated i the                    accessible dune                           spaces*                                          spaces                Amcnitics:   nla
              minianun width of 3,UO linear                    event of erosion*                         walkover for public                       25 reserve parking spaces                        throughout
              feet*                                            1 dedicated pedeshiao                     use*                                      dedicated in the event of erosion*               subdivision
Dff-beach: d a                                                 pathway for public use*      Amenities:   fublre                                    1 dedicated pedestrian pathway                   3 dedicated
Amnitics: Pedestrian area designated by           Amenities:   nh                                                                                  for public use*                                  pedestrian
              bollard placement                                                             P l e a s e note, beach access            Amenities:   da                                               pathways for
                                                  P l e a s e note, bench access            improvements will not aTur until                                                                        public use
 Pleate note, beach access modifcations           mcd$cations will not oecur until          substantialphysical improvements          * PIeose note, beach access modijcations will      Amenities: d a
will not occur until substantialphysical          substantial physic01 improvements         occur.                                    not occur until substantial physical
improvements occur.                               occur.                                                                              improvementsoccur


                                                  Pedestrian beach                 Pedestriw beach                   Pcdcsttian beach
                                                  dby on-beach                     dby off-beach                     mvedby off-beach                  Vehicular Access                 RestrictedAcms                   Seasanal Access
                                                  @P                                                                 and on-beach parking



                                        Department of Planning and                                                                                                                                Approximate Scale
                                         Community Development
                                                                                                         CITY OF GALVESTON
                                               P.O.Box 779
                                          Galveston, Texas 77553-0779

				
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